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E520 maximum ram 8gb?

  • 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.

  • I found this where most of the people said no but one guy said it would support 8gb
  • Well i Think i may have found my answer HERE but if anyone can confirm this it would be great. This site says it is guaranteed compatible and is an 8gb set so i believe this system does support 8gb
  • Just have to ask you justinjja, are you doing some movie editing, photshop that you may want 8 gigs of memory  ?  Nothing else needs that amount and that includes gaming.

    Banchetto 101 Case-Less System

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    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

  • I do some video editing but it is mainly for a ramdisk that i will use for fast temporary storge. So i will be utilizing 8gb. I was considering an I-Ram but it doesnt seem cost effictive.
  • Since the Dell support section tells us that it will only take 4 gigs max then may I suggest a XPS 420 system instead that will take more memory.  Either brand new or from the Dell Outlet store for less and add more memory later.

    Banchetto 101 Case-Less System

    http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6640/295gtx.jpg 

     

    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

  • But i can't rely trust dell. There manual says that the biggest single piece of ram it will take is a 1Gb module yet they are selling a 2Gb module specifically for this PC...
  • www.crucial.com a memory vendor that has memory for the E520 also shows 4 gigs only.

     

    Read this

     

    http://crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Dimension%20E520

    Banchetto 101 Case-Less System

    http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/6640/295gtx.jpg 

     

    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

  • 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 

    Link 1
    Link 2
    Link 3

  • i just upgraded from 4 gbs to 6 without a problem , i have win vista 64bit and it shows 6gbs of ram, so i think you can do the 8 gigs
  • 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.