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rgrebby
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Upgrading my Vostro 1720

I got my vostro 1720 a while ago and I love it, I paid extra to have the super high res screen and a red case but it is starting to get a little slow.

I know I can upgrade the ram, although im not 100% what type to put in there but can I upgrade the graphics card and cpu? If I can what do I need to buy?

Thanks in advance.

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Bay Wolf
5 Rhenium

Re: Upgrading my Vostro 1720

Here is a link to Crucial's web site.
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Vostro%201720&Cat=RAM

It gives the information on what type of RAM and the maximum amount.

 

 

 

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8 Xenon

Re: Upgrading my Vostro 1720

The fastest video card made for this system is the nVidia 8600GT, which is now far out of date - it's not much an upgrade.  The CPU is similarly limited to older Core 2 Duo CPUs (T7600 max).

Neither upgrade is really worth the cost - if you want a substantial boost, it's time for a new system.

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rgrebby
1 Copper

Re: Upgrading my Vostro 1720

Thanks for the help guys, the other option is, can I take the 1920x1080 screen or whatever it is on this laptop and put it into a new machine?

That way I wouldnt have to pay the extra for the better screen?

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