[Noisebridge-discuss] Old ass Mac RAM

Gescykae Welz welzart at gmail.com
Sat Feb 5 20:06:01 UTC 2011

OMG. I have a busy day so I'll have to respond more in depth later but
it's a Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz PowerPC. It says it has DDR SDRAM. It's
still running Tiger 10.4. I'll have to look at more details about RAM
later but thank you for all the responses. I knew someone would have
some old hardware laying around unused.

Thank you Noisebridge and I'll get back with some more details. I
should have included them initially, duh.

On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Jared Dunne <jareddunne at gmail.com> wrote:
> i have some old ramz around... let me check what flavor they are...
> probably not as big as you are looking for...
> so do you just need normal DDR SDRAM or is like weird mac-only or
> laptop-only ram?
> the old stuff i have is from a PC desktop..
> j-
> On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Gescykae Welz <welzart at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Noisebridgers,
>> I have been very reluctant to post this for a while because I feel
>> awkward panhandling on the list but here goes. I have an old Mac with
>> a PowerPC processor and believe it or not I've been able to keep it
>> running for sometime now. It hasn't been easy. I've taken it apart a
>> few times and done some interesting hacks to keep it alive. I have not
>> done this out of some strange obsession with vintage gear but out of
>> necessity, this is my only machine. Well I just found out from
>> experience that these machines have a hardware issue where their lower
>> RAM slot completely loses its connection with the logic board. The
>> only fix is to replace the entire logic board which would be a waste
>> of money on such a machine especially to just have the same issue
>> happen again. The machine originally came with a gig of RAM but now
>> with the lower slot out it now has 512 megs. It still runs but very
>> slowly and spends about half its time awake with a spinning beach ball
>> of death even just running Firefox.
>> I am hoping that some kind Noisebridger may have a single gig stick of
>> DDR SDRAM laying around unused because its so outdated. Just hoping. I
>> would even probably be able to pay a little bit of money for it. You
>> see, I'm unemployed right now and kind of down and out. I've been
>> trying to create a website for my mother's business and my time has
>> been spent unproductively waiting for my machine to "think". I'm also
>> trying to put together some of my film school footage to get my video
>> production portfolio worked out and Final Cut barely goes.
>> I do realize this post has nothing to do with hacking and it's a kind
>> of a pathetic plea for help but who knows, maybe someone has this RAM
>> laying around. It would go to a good cause, a jobless single parent
>> trying to get their feet on the ground. Also, I do use my machine for
>> hacking too so I suppose it's slightly related to hacking. The Arduino
>> IDE barely runs now as well.
>> If you have one of these 1G sticks you could part with you could
>> contact me off list and I would love you forever:
>> welzart at yahoo.com
>> Sincerely,
>> Gescykae Welz
>> 'Jessica'
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