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Memory upgrade for HP Pavilion

by rmdial / February 6, 2010 5:12 AM PST

HP Pavilion dv9000 I custom ordered Jan 2007 is a fine notebook I want to continue using. I am getting conflicting reports of how much memory I can add. Ordered it with 2gig RAM. When I check with HP they say I can upgrade to 4gig but it will only use 3 gig. Running XP 32 bit. But when I check specs it says 2gig is max. I have gone onto a couple of memory websites and they say 2 gig is max. As usual, HP is the most expensive quote. What to do?

Thanks in advance.


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Who is "HP" you're checking with?
by Kees Bakker / February 6, 2010 5:16 AM PST

And what do "they" say when you point them to the specs? Say, you provide a link to an online manual and tell "them" what you read on page 57.


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DV9000. My thought.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2010 5:49 AM PST

Do not upgrade. The nvidia based dv9000's are still dropping like flies after a few years. If you can extend the warranty this would save you but do google this -> DV9000 RECALL.

And again, it does not cover all the units that are failing.

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