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Re: "Free as in Free Beer" Hardware /home

#41 Post by unicornswag »

Hey Admoore, sorry for the late reply. I believe my iMac accepts standard PC100 RAM that was common in the late 90's and early 2000's. Regarding a "minimum amount that would be useful", I really have no minimum. I currently have a 256 and 64 mb stick Installed, so anything over 128 mb would help. 256 would be great, or if could spare it, 512 would be ideal. However, G3's won't accept over 1 gig. If you would be kind enough to part with a stick, let me know and I'd be very grateful!

I'm assuming you're in the US? If so, I can give you my address & reimburse shipping.

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#42 Post by oswaldkelso »

I may have a spare 256MB stick somewhere in the workshop I'll look later and let you know.... That said I have a several spare PPC G4's but the postage and import duty would be astronomical. If you happen to be passing anywhere near Edinburgh let me know and I'd be happy to let you have one.

Edit: I have a 256MB pc100 stick but no easy way to check it as it came out of G3 500 Graphic that went pop.

What model do you have?
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/i ... tions.html I suspect this is original spec as Crucial http://www.crucial.com shows pc133 for all imac slot loading models (every model above 350Mhz) and I seem to recall using pc133 This would increase your chances of finding 2x512MB sticks :wink:

The memory I have won't fit in Tray loader imac which has a smaller laptop type form factor, and whilst slot loaders aren’t meant support a Gig of ram I recall people saying they had had success with some sticks. I'll let you search for that one.
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#43 Post by unicornswag »

Okay, so I checked and the original 256 mb stick that came with the machine is PC133. However, the 64 mb stick that I added from an old PC is standard PC100. So I guess it will accept either. It is a summer 2001 slot loader, using regular desktop style RAM sticks. If you could find that 256 mb stick, that would be wonderful!
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#44 Post by oswaldkelso »

I need to open myeyes and read your sig :) pm me your address and I'll post it.
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#45 Post by admoore »

unicornswag wrote: PS: I'm posting this here because you have private messages disabled on your account :)
whoops, my bad. I turned it back on and sent you a PM.

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#46 Post by /tmp »

Does anyone need DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM? I've just inherited a few sticks from various laptops and want others to get some use out of them.
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#47 Post by DNAngel »

Very nice gesture! I will look in my "spare parts" box and see if i can find anything of use.

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#48 Post by sammy66 »

I have plenty of old hardware of all kinds sitting stored, unused. I also keep several rather long-in-the-tooth systems running various flavors of Linux as testing and storage platforms. But the reason the rest of the stuff is taking up space and gathering dust is because it is just basically obsolete. I don't wish to burden anyone with the frustration that would surely ensue attempting to utilize my old junk.

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#49 Post by koanhead »

sammy66 wrote:I have plenty of old hardware of all kinds sitting stored, unused. I also keep several rather long-in-the-tooth systems running various flavors of Linux as testing and storage platforms. But the reason the rest of the stuff is taking up space and gathering dust is because it is just basically obsolete. I don't wish to burden anyone with the frustration that would surely ensue attempting to utilize my old junk.
There are many charities which would be happy to receive such old junk. I'm part of one called Free Geek Seattle in, as you might guess, the Seattle area. We accept donations of hardware of all kinds, and we ethically recycle any bits we can't reuse. What we can reuse goes to our Adoption and Build programs: volunteers learn to build computers and earn a free computer, either by building or by contributing volunteer hours to us. Our website is at freegeekseattle.org

Free Geek Seattle is based on a similar organization in Portland Oregon called Free Geek. There are several more in various US cities- there might be one near you.

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#50 Post by /tmp »

I've found myself in need of material for an updated video demo reel (I work professionally in multimedia production). As such, I thought about producing video reviews on whether or not specific hardware works with an entirely Free Software system ala the Free Software Foundation's website.

Would anyone be interested in watching this sort of thing? If so, I can contact certain vendors to see if I can test their hardware before returning said hardware (e.g. product samples they release to "Big Media" vendors).
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#51 Post by millpond »

/tmp wrote:Does anyone need DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM? I've just inherited a few sticks from various laptops and want others to get some use out of them.
A hearty *thank you* for your most graious offer.

But... with the enormous cost of international postage, it would be of enormous help to know *where* you are located. I have ancient XP systems here that can use some decent ram and GPU upgrades (My Radeon 9550 AGP has been deprecated!!!)

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#52 Post by /tmp »

millpond wrote:
/tmp wrote:Does anyone need DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM? I've just inherited a few sticks from various laptops and want others to get some use out of them.
A hearty *thank you* for your most graious offer.

But... with the enormous cost of international postage, it would be of enormous help to know *where* you are located. I have ancient XP systems here that can use some decent ram and GPU upgrades (My Radeon 9550 AGP has been deprecated!!!)
I live in Michigan: America's "high-five."

I may have some GPUs available since the demise of my Shaqintosh project.
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#53 Post by manbearpig »

Ancient XP systems huh? I guess that makes the NT4 era machine I'm using right now prehistoric!

By the way, if anybody has got 512MB sticks of ECC PC133 I would definitely be interested.

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#54 Post by mia johnson »

hi,
as I think this is a good idea and it will be also interesting what is maybe required/requested as I have large amounts of DDR2/3 which are in good condition but too small for our needs and otherwise we donate them or throw them away

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#55 Post by /tmp »

Hello, world! I've recently moved into an apartment where I can set up space for "Free as in Free Beer" Hardware. I am going to make an inventory of what I have and would be more than happy to help users with cables, hardware and what-not. The only thing I ask is help with shipping.
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#56 Post by Mr. Lumbergh »

I have an Intel Core 2600K processor I'd be happy to send along to a Debian friend in need. I treated myself to an AMD Ryzen setup back in December when the mobo for the Intel failed, but I do believe the processor is in good working order if you have a board that can use it. I don't have the cooler for it however, and it would arrive in an AMD box.

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#57 Post by esp7 »

ERICSSON WWAN - FRU 60Y3297 including metal part to mount it in a mSATA slot

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I am in Bogota (Colombia) area. Available for free to all who want to pay the shipping cost. To rationalize shipping cost, not worth probably to ship to other side of the world. Let me know! Offer will stand as long as this post is shown here. In case someone is planning to enjoy one day holiday in Colombia and will go through Bogota. I can deliver face 2 face and we enjoy some Aguilas on the road :mrgreen:
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