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    What to do with redundant memory?

    I'm currently upgrading the memory on 11 Dell Lattitude 510 notebooks which will leave me with several redundant 256MB PC2-320S333 modules. Short of putting them up on something like e-bay I'm at a loss what to do with them.
    My thinking is it's a pity there isn't some sort of memory caddy available (or is there) that I could add some to and use it to boost memory on a workstation or two?

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    Are none of your other machines short on RAM and have spare (compatiable) RAM slots?

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    Sadly no Jona, the memory is from notebooks.

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    I've hung on to quite a lot of PC133 RAM from our old machines (since disposed of) and it's been invaluable in things like smoothwall boxes or test systems...

    Had a few requests for sticks on here too so if you're looking for homes someone is bound to have one to offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    Sadly no Jona, the memory is from notebooks.
    Sorry my bad, wasn't reading closely enough. I suppose the next question is got any laptops with spare slots....

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    converters available for use in testers so probably not a cheap way of using that ram in a desktop.

    http://www.memorytesters.com/ramcheck/rc200conv.htm

    Ben

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    hmm just found a price for that £250

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckytecky View Post
    My thinking is it's a pity there isn't some sort of memory caddy available (or is there) that I could add some to and use it to boost memory on a workstation or two?
    Many years ago (when memory came as 30 pin SIMMs) you could buy devices which allowed you to plug about 4 small SIMMs into one device so that you could re-use all your small memory SIMMs.

    I did have one but it wasn't very good (and it took up loads of space) - I think the idea died a death when memory stopped being > £100 per Mb!

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    Nerd dominoes? "4x64mb, I win!"

    Other than that, feel free to post it to me for best suggestion of the thread :P

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    edging on a picture frame? door stops? ummmm prop for a keyboard where some little kid has pinched one of its feet?

    umm useless idea's?

    thought so..

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    I have 5 x 512mb DDR2 for laptops that i don't need. If anyone is interested give me a PM. If not they might be for the bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    I have 5 x 512mb DDR2 for laptops that i don't need. If anyone is interested give me a PM. If not they might be for the bin.
    if you don't get any PM's then i will have em off ur hands. just want somone who needs em more then me to have the oppitunity first.

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    Yup there useful for me as well for laptop upgrades assuming there working okai

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    did this go? *scroungey scroungy*

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    Yer all the memory is done.

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