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Convert Dell Dimension E520 from a pc to a server

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SOURCE: Processor Change

Yes, you can put an E6600 or even a Q6600 in that bad boy if you want.

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whats the current CPU?

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Shutdown the system and disconnect the power cable.Disconnect external peripherials.Hold the power button for 10 secs to drain static power.connect the power cable to the computer.turn on the computer and hit the F2 key to boot in bios.If you are in the bios turn on the caps lock,scroll lock, and numlock key.then Hold the Alt key + E, then Alt key + F, Alt key + B. Computer will restart check for hdd or boot device.If hdd is detected it should boot to desktop.If issue persist .Shut down the system.disconnect power cable.Hold power button for 10 secs.Open the tower and disconnect the hdd from the sata or ide cable.Connect hdd in a different sata or ide connector.Connect power cable and turn on the computer and follow steps 1.If still getting same error possible hdd gone bad.Good Luck.

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SOURCE: I have a problem with my Dell Dimension E520

hmm..try check your bios...look at your cpu performance or shuting down temperature...maybe u can disabled shutdown temperature at your bios...or make default setting cmos setup..try that

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SOURCE: IDE Device Failed on Dell Dimension


Thank you for your query

From the error message that you are seeing you are having a issue with one or both of your IDE devices. These devices are your Hard drive or/and your CD/DVD drive

I would not recommned that you tackle it yourself if you have no PC engineering experience

Please book into a reputabe firm for further diagnosis, it may be that you may need to discoonect the IDE drive from the devices and give it a clean or alternativley one of the devices may be faulty

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this will help me greatly - Thank you again

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Processor Change

Yes, you can put an E6600 or even a Q6600 in that bad boy if you want.

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