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I have a Dell Dimension E520 running Vista Home Premium 32bit OS and would like to install Windows 7 64bit OS. The motherboard is a Dell E210882 and I beleive is 32bit only. My processor is a Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 CPU 4300@ 1.80GHz 1.79GHz I beleive will support 64bit My question, can I upgrade this Computer to a 64bit without changing the Motherboard. If it possible, can I upgrade the memory using the same four slots using 4 2GB, after all this the whole purpose of to 64bit.

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  • snow441 Sep 01, 2010

    I have 2 optical drives and the 64bit drivers are available on Drive detective. Could you answer the question on memory upgrade, can I use the same four exiting slots. I currantly have 4+1GB installed and and would like increase the memory, after all this my whole purpose of going to 64bit. I was hoping to go to 4+2GB using the same four slots, is this possible.

  • snow441 Sep 01, 2010

    I am 67years old and I very much your help. I have only been using a Computer for 3 years and love it and love the assistance that is available and the cooperation to. Thank You. Allan.

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Yes you will be able to install Windows 7 64 bit on this system without replacing the motherboard , but the main problem here is the driver for Windows 7 64 bit for the system since it don;t have enough drivers for all the devices on it.

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  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Sep 01, 2010

    Yes for the RAM upgrade that will be fine also since the system will be using a 64 bit operating system.

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