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Dell Dimension E520 Motherboard Specs


I can't seem to find information on the motherboard in the dell 520. The user manual is not helpful. The unintelligible indian tech support people are useless. Customer service doesn't know. Can anyone post the great secret?

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Ram For Dell Dimension E520

Last year i went on the crucial and dell sites and it said that my max memory was 1gb per slot. 4 slots, so that's 4 gb. I went on the website again tonight and now it claims that i can have 2gb per slot. I know my 32 bit operating system will only utilize 3. 5gb, but is it telling me that i can have 2gb per slot now? Disregard the bus speed. Anyway, i know how to use google, so people who actually own an e520, please respond.

Posted On: 4 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Dimension E520 Factory Settings

How can i reboot my computer to factory settings dell windows 7? Im trying to do as i said in my question but when i use factory restore image thing in the repair mode nothing comes up and i want to restore it, also i don't have the disk and i have a dell dimension e520 i got windows 7 installed later in time. Can any one help me with my problem i know how to do it but you can it wont let me.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension E520 Ram Upgrade

How to upgrade ram on a dell dimension e520? Ok so i have the sims 3 but it keeps crashing. I had a look on the box and it said "vista: 1. 5gb ram minimum" i had a look and i have exactly 1021. 3mb of ram at the moment. Everything else checks out so i am just assuming i don't have enough ram. First of all, is this the problem that is causing the sims 3 to crash or something else?

If it is then how do i install it (i hear it is pretty easy but i don't want to touch something and have my computer, explode or something lol) a picture or two would be nice. How much ram would you recommend (budget would be like $150 - $200 if i really have to).


Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Nvidia Geforce Gtx 480 Fit In Dell Dimension E520 ?

Would a nvidia geforce gtx 480 fit in dell dimension e520 without changing any of the original components?

Answer:- no. According to the dell website, your computer only has a 305w power supply. A gtx 480 requires allot of power, all most double a regular graphics card. But other than that it should work fine. You will need at least a 650w power supply to run this graphics card, but i would recommend getting something a bit higher, 800w preferably. Buy why do you want to get this card? You're computer is not that great to begin with, only duo core/pentium. This graphics card is way to powerful and everything else in your system will end up bottlenecking it. Don't waste your money on a $500 card when your computer isn't even worth that much. I would recommend getting a xfx hd 5770 1gb, even this might be a little over powerful for your computer. But once again you'll have to upgrade the power supply to at least 450w, preferably 650w.


Posted On: 3 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Is Dimension 8300 Motherboard Upgrade

Okay so i'm getting a new motherboard p4c800e deluxe and it has the dimensions of 12x9. 6. I have a dell with an unknown motherboard size that is fairly new same chipset on motherboard adn all same specs-except for doesn't run new processor. I wonder can i just switch the motherboards or do you think the case won't fit it. I heard dells usually standard mobo's won't fit in there. The dell is dimension 8300 . Dell can't tell me my motherboard size so i don't know if this new board will fit in there. Does anyone know if it will generally fit

Posted On: July 25th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Dell Dimension 3000 Motherboard Upgrade

Can i upgrade the mother board in my old dell? I've got an old dell dimension 3000 out of my dad's office, and i would like to use it as a secondary pc (my laptop being the primary) for music, video, web browsing, and other light tasks. Problem is, it's a clunker with 3/4 gb ram and a celeron 320. My question is: can i replace the motherboard and upgrade the processor and ram?

Will windows reject this change, or does dell have proprietary parts in there?


Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dimension E520 Cpu Upgrade

I'm upgrading a client's dell e520 from a pentium d 820 to a pentium e6600 dual-core cpu. With the e6600 cpu installed, i get no post screen at all, and the monitor light blinks. Both fans (psu & cpu) come on and the hard drive spins up. The main front panel power light shows steady green and the front panel diagnostic lights show 1, 3 and 4. To shut down i have to hold the power button in for 4-6 secs (rather than just pressing it). All my research insists that the e6600 is compatible with the dell e520, and it's my understanding that the motherboard should automatically adjust from the old 800mhz to the new 1066mhz fsb speed. I'm using the original 305w psu. I have updated the bios from 1. X to 2. 4. 0. I have tried reverting a ram upgrade from 2x2gb 800mhz (which works with the pentium d cpu) to the original 2x512mb 533mhz. I've tried removing the battery for 15 minutes as well as shorting the clrbios jumper. I've tried reseating the cpu, the ram and the power leads. Every time i insert the pentium d it works, but i have yet to get anything out of the e6600. I work at a static-free workstation and am using good quality thermal paste with the original heatsink assembly.

Posted On: 26 Mar 2010 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dimension E520 System Restore

How do i make my dell dimension e520 erase all memory as if i just bought it from the store?

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Dell E520 - Geforce 8800

I made a post a few days ago about my upcoming adventures with a dell dimension e520 and a geforce 8800gts. Well, after getting my new card in the mail today, here's the results :

I opened my case to see what i was going to have to do. Right after i opened it, i took a look at the situation. First thing i noticed was that the card's ventilation was going to have to have an opening. Second, was that the fan shroud was going to be in the way. Third? I wish i had a dreamed kit. Would have made this into a 1 hour ordeal. This will void your warranty. You will be removing a piece of the case, a screw from the 8800, and a part of the fan shroud and mount. If you're still interested, read on! This is not sanctioned by dell!

1 - first of all, i popped the case open and took a look. I tried slipping in the 8800 as it was to see what had to be changed. 1st thing was the spot in the back above where the stock pci-e card would stick out. The 8800 needs to vent, so there needed to be a hole there. 2 - second, the rear of the card needed some space. To do this, i had to remove the shroud from over the heatsink and cut about 1 inch off of it. Also, where it connects to the mount on the motherboard i had to trim the mount down quite a bit. I thought this would loosen the heatsink alot but it never, the hs is still firmly on the cpu!

So here's how i did it : read more at the forum.


Posted On: 04-25-2007, 11:46 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

Power Supply For Dell E520

Can anyone recommend me a good power supply for the dell e520. I'm looking to upgrade my video card to nvidia geforce 7 series, so i guess something around 400w with be sufficient? I'm a total new when it comes to power supplies so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted On: November 26th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Dell Studio 15 Max Specs

I am buying a new laptop(bye-bye old dell inspiron) and have decide to buy a new dell studio 1558. I was on the customization screen when i decide to ask what ''would be good for me?. It might help figure out what hardware to get if i told you what i do on my pc. I do everything from average web surfing like facebook or youtube, typing documents, editing video. Online game-playing, play games like gta4, cod mw and mw2, and recording music. I can put all of the programs that i want on this, but the games and stuff need the hardware to play. This is where everyone on yahoo answers comes in.

Posted On: 1 month ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension E521 Or Dell Inspiron 531

I have both of these systems and want to choose one to keep and one to sell. The parts i will be putting in either to upgrade either are the following:

Amd x2 5600+
Evga 7600gt pci-e 256mb ddr3
2gb pc2-6400
2x 250gb wd sata hd's

Both systems have a 300wt psu, but the 531 allows for a hsf aftermarket to be added, while the e521 has this hsf built into the case type thing. If you were going to choose one system to keep and one tell sell, what would you do?


Posted On: 01-14-2008, 10:38 PM . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Dell Dimension System Restore

I have a dell dimension 2400 and the way that dell tells me to do a complete system restore isn't working. They say at start up to press the ctrl + f11 buttons and this will give me the option to rest to factory settings. However, when i do i get a keyboard not working correctly error. So, is there a better way to restore my settings or is there some way to download a system restore cd. How can i fix this problem. P. S. Whenever i press f1 or f12 those keys do what they should, the ctrl+f11 does not.

Posted On: Jan 6th, 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 15 Replies .

Dell Dimension 4400 Compatibility

I bought a dell dimension 4400 over not this last summer but the summer before that i've been very happy with. It has 2 gigs of ram (upgraded from one with crucial ballistix), an ati 256 mb card (128 shared) and a 305 watt power supply. The card im looking at is a e-geforce 8600gt superclocked 256mb (part number 256-p2-n755-tr) and im not 100% sure its compatible with my system. I know it recommends a power supply of 300 watts. My system has pci express slots, thats about all i know right now. Anyone know if this card is compatible? And if so, will it be loud as *** either because of the video card fan or because it kicks up heat and causes the main system fan to run at higher power all the time? I don't think an upgrade would be worth it if things get hot and loud.

Posted On: October 14th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Printer For Dell Dimension E310

Does anyone know what type of printer i would need for my dell dimension e310? Is it a usb or something else?

Note: i can't seem to connect my old printer to the computer because it has a parallel cable and i don't have a parallel port on the back of the dell.


Posted On: 6 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Dimension System Restore Cd

Where can i download a dell dimension system restore cd? My computes needs a system restore and i cant find my cd.

Posted On: 3 weeks ago . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dell Dimension E521 Drivers

I am wondering if it would be better to download something like driver detective or one of those kinds of things, or should i just pay dell $59 for a month of tech support from them? I have several drivers that need to be updated. I have tried to do that on the dell site, but they will (apparently) not let you use even their site w/out paying cause i always get an error message when i try to download something from there. I'm guessing that if i pay them, i get a new "service tag" and can use their site for a month and update everything. Or should i just pay $40 for a few years of driver detective (which is sponsored by dell, i think?). There is other driver software too, but that is the one that sticks in my mind. What do you all think? I've been struggling with this computer for two days now and am thinking that the $59 might be worth it.

Posted On: 4 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension C521 Upgrade

I have just bought a new graphic card and cpu for my dell dimension c521 the galaxy geforce 9600gt lp and amd athlon 64 x2 6000+ 3. 1ghz , will it fit in that tiny case and i am also concern about the power supply as well.

Posted On: December 30th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Dell Dimension - How To Enter Into Bios ?

How to get to the bios on a dell dimension 9100? I am trying to increase the video memory by imputing more ram. They say you press the del key when you start the computer but all there is f2 setup and f12 the boot menu. When i press del nothing happens. Answer:- for entering into dell dimension bios and for most dell computers, you should press "f2" within a second or two after turning the power on. When the blue dell logo appears, press immediately. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Overclocking Dell Dimension 4600

I have a dell dimension 4600 with a pentium 4 2. 8 ghz cpu in it. Now im using cpucool to overclock it to about 3 ghz. I have stock cooling and im feeling whats coming out of the fan and it felt hot at first and now its just regular (as if i had it at 2. 8 ghz). I have some quick questions:

1) i don't trust the temp readings that cpucool is giving me. Is there anyway i can get accurate readings or find out if my cpu is running too hot?

2)would anyone venture a guess what the safe clock range for the p4 2. 8 ghz is?


Posted On: June 24th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

Dell Dimension 2400 Video Upgrade

I have a dell dimension 2400. I bought a radon 9250 pci card but it will not reconize that the card is even installed in the motherboard. I returned the video card. Which cards are compatable with this machine? And how do i get them to work. My system setup shows the vireo set to auto. I got no help from dell. Just a run around. They tried to tell me i would have to buy an "external slot" that is what customer service in india told me.

Posted On: January 4th, 2006, 08:23 PM . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Installing Drivers For Dell Dimension 2350

I reinstalled windows xp on a dell dimension 2350 and then installed the service pack. When i go to device manager the following have question marks: ethernet controller, multimedia audio controller, pci simple communication controller, universal serial bus (usb) controller, and video controller (vga compatible). I went to the dell site listed below and tried to get the drivers for this computer. But i am not sure what to select in some instance. For example network has 10 files - how do i know what to select, the same applies for the other driverrs. Any suggestions on how to install the drivers for a dell computer after a windows xp fresh install.

Posted On: September 21st, 2007, 12:59 PM . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

Dell Dimension 3000 With 2gb Ram

I currently have a dell dimension 3000

Intel p4 3gig processor 800fsb 1mb cache

120bg hd

I currently had 512mb of ram installed. I recently purchased 2 gb (1gbx2 sticks) geilusa with heat-spreader

I was wondering if buying 2gb for the computer was 2 much or was it a good buy. I got it all for 150.


Posted On: August 12th 2005 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Dell Dimension 4600 Limited Or No Connectivity

I am stuck on a problem with my parents pc, and i would really like to get this troubleshooted and fixed so that way i can get my gaming pc back. So they ain't corrupting it with the home improvement ideas and flowery websites

It is a dell dimension 4600. Was working fine the night before, and after being told it wont connect to the internet and getting home to take a look see it sure wont. The computer is running windows xp. The main issue is that in network connections it will show a limited or no connectivity sign. I have tried the following steps. Tried 4 different cat5-6 cables. 3 different nic's and everytime i do this it will then say media state disconnected in cmd and also in network connections. But in device manager shows the nics, and after rebooting it will see the cards, will try to establish a connection and then goto a disconnected in network connections. Like i said ive tried different nics, cables, system restore, rolling back drivers. I even had 1 of them usb -ethernet adapters, i can point to exactly were the drivers are but it wont even load the drivers. I even took the pc out to the shop and blew out the dust bunnys. Big mess. I have tried about all of my troubleshooting skills and i am just ending up with a big old brain ***. Any ideas? The pc is only 3-4 yrs old i think, but would be really nice to get the parents off of my pc so i dont keep seeing them looking at lovey dovey flowery websites and damaging my aggressive pc.


Posted On: July 7th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Dell Dimension E521 Wont Boot

When you push the power button it lights up for a second then immediately shuts back off. My initial thought was that there was a power supply issue, but i've now scratched that as i've used a different power supply in the case, and received the same result. I also put the dell power supply in another case, which booted normally. The specs:
Amd 64 x2 series
2x512mb some off brand i think. Had a 7300gt in it, but it has integrated graphics so i pulled that out. Right now i'm looking around for similar problems and troubleshooting. I await your knowledge.


Posted On: June 9th 2008 . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Dell Dimension 4700 Usb Ports

I have a dell dimension 4700. When i hook up my flash drive or one of my card readers it won't recognize it in xp or ubuntu it see's every thing else. The flash drive and the card reader works fine on my other computer. I've tried every port. It used to work on the front. Now front nor back will let me use my flash drive. Is there something wrong with my usb ports?

Posted On: February 4th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Upgrading Cpu On Dell Dimension 4550

I'm upgrading the cpu on one of my computers at work and it's giving me issues. The oem cpu is a s478 2. 4 p4 533 fsb 512k l2. I originally opted to install a s478 2. 8 p4 800 fsb 1m l2. Well, no post so i figured the lame dell mobo wouldn't accept the 800 fsb. No big deal, scored a cheap 2. 8 1m l2 533 fsb p4 on ebay and still no work. Light comes on green but no post, nothing on the monitor. I've reset the cmos with to no avail. Is there something on these dell boards that keep you from altering the cpu? I've read of people doing it all the time and haven't had problems, but i can't figure out why it's not working other than the small possibility the cpu is dead. However, it was said to be "tested and functional. "

Posted On: September 4th 2007 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension E310 Ram Upgrade

I wanna buy new ram and i don't know if these will work with my e310. Can anyone help?

Ocz gold series 2gb (2 x 1gb) 240-pin ddr2 sdram dual channel

G. Skill 2gb (2 x 1gb) 240-pin ddr2 sdram


Posted On: May 22nd 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dell Dimension Xps R450 Issue

I am trying to get an old pc running, it is a dell dimension xps r450 and it has a pentium ii chip. When i turn the pc on it makes a bunch of beeping sounds and eventually turns off, i'm not positive what is happening because none of my monitors (including the one i am using now) will recognize the desktop. The pc came with windows nt / 98, however when i put in my windows xp installation cd, the computer stays on (instead of making those beeping noises and turning off). What i would like to do is figure out why the computer won't hook up to any monitors, so that i can see what is going on in the screen. The monitors i have tried hooking up to it are one hp and one esa, both are 19-inch color monitors. Any suggestions? I really don't know much about hardware at all so i have no clue what to do.

Posted On: July 27th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .