I was wondering if my e520 (with a 64bit os) would be able to use 8gb of memory. I know there manual is NOT entirely correct because it says the largest supported memory module is a 1gb.
Banchetto 101 Case-Less System
eVGA 780i Mobo
eVGA 295 GTX Video
8 Gb Corsair Memory
Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler
VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD
Windows 7 RC 7100
www.crucial.com a memory vendor that has memory for the E520 also shows 4 gigs only.
I dont mean to be rude but im looking for someone who has tried this.
There are also several site's that claim it it will do 8gb. Here are a few
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I know this is an old (4 year old) thread, but I can say with authority that the E520 will take 8 Gb of RAM. I have 8Gb of DDR2 800MHz installed in my E520, along with an Intel QX6800 Core 2 Extreme Quad Core CPU. I am running Windows 7 64 bit on an SSD hard drive with an AMD HD 7850 graphics card. The whole plot works perfectly. This unit is at least as good as a lot of the gaming rigs on the market out there and it cost me half the price beause the components are old (i.e. not the latest thing). I wojn't need to upgrade for quite I while given the performance I am seeing from this.
Great news...what ram brand are you using, can you share the exact ram specs...can you verify ram is running at 800mhz with the CPUID program (free download)
I have 4 X 2Gb sticks of Corsair XMS2 800GHz PC6400 installed, purchased as two 4Gb kits. The complete details are here http://www.corsair.com/twin2x2048-6400.html It is not possible to verify the RAM speed with any application in the Dell E520 motherboard. I have tried CPU-Z (CPUID), PC Wizard, Aida64, MemSet and Memtest86+. Most of the windows applications do not give any information at all on actual memory speed, and if they do it is not conclusive. There is a very detailed and extended thread on this issue here http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/gaming/f/3344/t/19393397.aspx?PageIndex=5 from which you will see that it is possible that the RAM I am using is being clocked down to 667MHz, although that is not certain. Nonetheless, the machine will take and use the full 8Gb and the performance is reliable and fast.
I've been using 8GB of RAM on my E520 with 64-bit Windows 7. It sees and uses all of it.
Yes, that is my experience too with the same OS.