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 Best solution Chainzsaw a b } Memory 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. Share lrogers287 October 11, 2011 1:27:22 AM Best answer selected by lrogers287. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What kind of video card will fit a dell dimension e520 Forum SolvedDell dimension e520 graphics card upgrade Forum SolvedDell dimension E520 Graphics Card upgrade 2014 Forum SolvedNeed a new video card for dell e520 Forum SolvedUpgrading Dell Dimension E520 to Windows 7 Forum SolvedDell Dimension E520 Video Card Upgrade Forum Solveddell dimension E520 upgrade? Forum SolvedPlease help dell e520 Forum Best CPU compatible with a dell dimension E520 Forum SolvedDell Dimension E520 dead Forum SolvedWhich memory for Dell Dimension E520? Forum 8600gt No display Dell e520 pc Forum SolvedQ6600 Overclocking Dell E520 Forum SolvedDell E520 Graphics Cards? Forum SolvedDell E520 problems Forum SolvedDell Dimension E520. Help with upgrade Forum Galaxy gtx 750 ti in dell dimension e520 Forum Upgrading Dell Dimension E520 Machine? Forum dell e520 adventures :DDD Forum SolvedDell E520 Upgrade Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !