Solved Creaky Dell E520 - what to do? Tags: Prebuilt Next Generation Dell Memory Systems Last response: October 11, 2011 1:27 AM in Systems Share lrogers287 October 3, 2011 4:30:08 PM Hello I have a Dell E520. I am trying to keep it viable for a year or so until the AMD next gen comes out. Core Duo E6300 1.86Ghz 965 Dell Mobo (the specs say up to 800MHz FSB) 3 G RAM DDR2 2x500M 233Mhz RAM 2x1G 400Mzh(from my faulty memory) RAM Zotac video card on the way to replace an old one. Win XP Used for basic web, n**flix, no real gaming, home office, no video transcoding. Do you think upgrading the memory or CPU would be more cost effective? What speed memory would you pick? Thanks for the suggestions! More about : creaky dell e520 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution Chainzsaw Memory Expert October 3, 2011 6:00:31 PM Hmm. You don't really need anything more for what you do with your computer. I would say...the most cost effective thing you can do right now is save your money and just buy a completely new system later on. Also that's an old system - so you probably already are maxed out on memory (i'm guessing you don't have a 64bit OS as well). Any upgrade to your computer would probably be a pretty moot point. | Report abuse lrogers287 October 11, 2011 1:27:22 AM Best answer selected by lrogers287. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Creaky Dell E520 - what to do?> Related ressources: ForumWhat kind of video card will fit a dell dimension e520 ForumI cant get my dell dimemsion e520 to except the ram ForumDell Dimension E520 Flashing Yellow Lights ForumOld Dell Dimension E520 Video Issue ForumDell Dimension E520 Graphics Card ForumWhich card is best for my crappy dell dimension e520 ForumPower Issue - Blinking Amber LED - Dell Dimension E520 ForumBest single slot graphics card for my Dell E520 ForumWill Windows 7 work on a Dell E520 ? ForumDell dimension e520 power suply wiring diagrams ForumCPU Questions for Dell E520 , and other general inquiry ForumUpgrading PC after 4 Years(2009) Need Help! [PC Noob] ForumWhat do you think? ForumWhat do you think of my build? ForumWhat is the smallest case on the market that can fit these parts/heat? ForumOn what setting can my build run SWTOR? ForumUpgrade Advice Needed, What Can I do with ~200$ ForumWhat should I upgrade? Forum[Solved] What can I upgrade? ForumI have an error loading operating system, but i lost the recovery cd. what shoul More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !