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Dell E521 Maxium upgrade


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Hey guys,

I have a Dell E521 with an AMD 64 5600 Processor, 3.5gb DDR2 240 pin, Origional Mobo PS etc...

i was thinking about upgrading to DDR3 but i cant find anything about upgrading to the max

i would love to go quad core but i know my Mobo mBTX wont hold it, and i cant find anywhere to get a upgraded mBTX

Any sugestions to get this computer maxed out would be great

I am have this system dedicated to Running an Audio recording and editing rig for ProTools 7.3 LE

Also, if any one knows how to reduce the Electricity noise that is transfered throguh to the speakers that would be amazing also.

Thanks guys
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The Dell E521 only takes DDR2, not DDR3 and it has a maximum memory capacity of 4Gb.

If you're running a 32-bit operating system and you now have 3.5Gb, you won't see the extra 512Mb as the OS will cap out at 3.2-3.5Gb anyway if it hasn't already, so it's a pointless investment.
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ok, any sugestions on how to upgrade it ?
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There isn't really a lot more you can upgrade. The 5600 is probably upgradable to a 6400 but it's probably not worth it on its own, and the memory I've already explained.
Short of possibly putting a bigger hard drive in it, there's not really room for anything else.
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Well that sucks LOL cause i already have 1.5 TB in it and about 3 more TB networked into it

O well, Thanks, if anyone else has input id be happy to hear it
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