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How to Upgrade a Laptop: RAM, Hard Drive, Video Card, & More

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This article was co-authored by Luigi Oppido and by wikiHow staff writer, Kyle Smith. Luigi Oppido is the Owner and Operator of Pleasure Point Computers in Santa Cruz, California. Luigi has over 25 years of experience in general computer repair, data recovery, virus removal, and upgrades. He is also the host of the Computer Man Show! broadcasted on KSQD covering central California for over two years. This article has been viewed 345,088 times.

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Updated: November 28, 2022

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Article SummaryX

1. Find your laptop’s exact model number.
2. Look up the maximum amount of memory and memory type.
3. Find out how much memory you have now.
4. Add or replace RAM.
5. Find out if you can add another drive to the laptop, and which type of drive it takes.
6. Add an external drive if desired.
7. Upgrade the video and sound cards if they aren’t attached to the motherboard.

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 345,088 times.

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