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Dell Latitude E6520 Max Ram?

I have Dell Latitude E6520 with i7-2720QM 2.2Ghz and 8gb Ram.

Can I upgrade the ram to 16gb or more? Specs say no, but I see a few on eBay listed with 16gb.

If anyone knows, thanks!

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Although unsupported the part is available on crucial here.

Sometimes you can put more memory in than Dell state as maximum, I have put 4 GB in an older laptop that stated 2 GB was the maximum and could use 3.25 GB fine.

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Thanks. I was able to install 16GB since the processor supports up to 32gb. It's working great.

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I upgraded to an e6530 and I was able to swap out the two 4gb memory modules with two 8gb  memory modules.


Everything is working great and I hadn't noticed any decrease in battery. I do run in max performance mode all the time and my battery has lasted as long as 3 hours. Usually, i'll get 40% battery drop after an hour of heavy use (running multiple vm and developing code).

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Hi xojins

Welcome to the Community

Your Computer has 2 memory slots and it can accommodate maximum of 8GB of memory.

For any upgrade compatibility issue you can refer to the below link.

Parts and Upgrade: - accessories.us.dell.com/.../DellPartsFamily.aspx

Thank You!

Deepak Singh
Certified Dell Community Professional

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Although unsupported the part is available on crucial here.

Sometimes you can put more memory in than Dell state as maximum, I have put 4 GB in an older laptop that stated 2 GB was the maximum and could use 3.25 GB fine.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


#IDoNotWorkFor Dell
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Thanks. I was able to install 16GB since the processor supports up to 32gb. It's working great.

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Did you have to adjust any other settings?

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nope... you just need to check your CPU to verify the max ram.

As soon as I put it in, the BIOS picked it up and it was available in Windows. I think both memory sticks need to be identical. I bought a 2x8 16gb kit from Microcenter.

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I have the EXACT same machine as yours, so I'm assuming that I do what you did.

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Hi  xojins,

Please, What is the Part Number of the memory sticks you bought ?

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To found what is the maximum memory that your machine can support check your CPU version

in my case i have a intel i7-2720QM, Dell say that my E6520 support a maximum of 8 GB but intel say that with this CPU it can support a amount of 32 GB

processors.findthebest.com/.../Intel-i7-2720QM

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Did anyone else besides xojins have success with this?

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