Has anyone tried to install 32gb of memory in a Dell optiplex 7020?

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    Has anyone tried to install 32gb of memory in a Dell optiplex 7020?


    I have a Dell optiplex 7020 and in the manual it says the max supported ram is 16GB but the processor inside (Intel Core i5 4590 @ 3.30GHz
    Haswell 22nm Technology) supports 32gb of ram.

    So would I be able to install 32gb of ram in a Dell optiplex 7020?


    Intel(R) Core™ i5-4590 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz) Product Specifications
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    Yup 32gb of ram works now I have a better gaming computer thank you oscer1
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    Your welcome
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    smirk24:
    Because your Dell OptiPlex 7020 has an Intel Core i5-4590 3.30 GHz quad core processor, it also has Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated graphics.
    The processor supports and allows you to max it out with 32 GB(8 GB x 4) of DDR3-1600 MHz RAM, but that's over-kill and a waste of money.
    Even if you install a dedicated graphics card to improve graphics performance, 16 GB is more than enough RAM.
    If you want to improve overall performance and snappiness, install a solid state drive(SSD) - if it still has a hard disk drive(HDD).
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    flavallee, thanks for your input. I got an Nvidia 1050ti ,Samsung Evo , and 32gb of ram. I just like to max out my machines for whatever windows trys to throw at me plus I play games and edit videos and stuff.

    Thank you for your information though.
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    The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a nice performing graphics card, but it uses 75W of power.
    Hopefully, the 290W power supply that comes in the Dell OptiPlex 7020 can handle the demands of gaming.

    I can relate to you wanting to max out your machines.
    My refurbished Dell OptiPlex 9020 minitowers have the fastest processor (Intel Core i7-4790) they support and the maximum amount of RAM (32 GB) they support.
    I got a good deal (less than $400 apiece) on them, so I purchased them that way.
    I'm not a gamer though, so the integrated Intel graphics does fine for me.
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    I have a 305 watt and I believe a 350 watt somewhere. Intel's integrated graphics have come along ways since the old XP and vista days so that's a good way to go
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