[NCLUG] source for cheap elderly memory?
techzone at greeleynet.com
Tue Jun 8 22:41:59 MDT 2010
There are a lot of PC2100, PC2700, and PC3200 PC's out there getting max'd
out to 1GB or 2GB from 512MB. I do several for clients each month. Puts a
lot of life back into these boxen. I guess I'd suggest 2 x 1GB for the
models you suggest rather than 2 x 512MB. I found two 1GB PC3200 Kingston
sticks at Sam's Club today for $32/each. Last two on the shelf in Loveland,
so no idea if they'll restock. I get them locally at a shop for a good
discount. Not much in the used GB stick pool due to the demand.
Some MB's require the PC2700, but not the one's you've mentioned.
StarMicro.net is $36 each for PC3200. Check at memorygiant.com for
compatibility range. Some T5048's have PC2-3200's. Newegg.com gets close.
Okay with free shipping if you can get it.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nclug-bounces at lists.nclug.org] On Behalf Of S. Luke Jones
> Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 18:25
> To: Northern Colorado Linux Users Group
> Cc: S. Luke Jones
> Subject: [NCLUG] source for cheap elderly memory?
> We have recently retired two XP machines and I'd like to
> repurpose them using Linux.
> They both have 512 MB of RAM and I'd like to double that for
> each of them. One is a Dell Dimension 3000 and uses
> PC2700/3200 DDR SDRAM DIMM. The other is an eMachine T5048,
> using PC3200 DDR SDRAM DIMM.
> The problem is that the cost of new memory is prohibitive.
> (The places I've checked run about $25-30 each for 2 512MB
> modules, and $60-plus-shipping is too much to upgrade a six
> year old machine, when you can usually get a brand new
> machine from the Dell Outlet for a little more than $300.)
> So. Can anyone recommend a source to get old, used RAM on the cheap?
> S. Luke Jones
> slukejones at gmail.com
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