The answer above is not correct. The E520 MB supports up to 8GB ddr2 @800 RAM. Dell only lists modules that they tested when the computer was new and don't always update their info later. RAM should be installed in pairs, in alternating sockets. Crucial.com lists correct capacities but not always correct speed. I'm running 4X2GB @800 Dell RAM in my E520. I know I'm answering an old question but people still look here for info.