[Noisebridge-discuss] Old ass Mac RAM

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Feb 5 20:30:48 UTC 2011

yeah so it needs a pc2700 or pc3200 ddr sdram sodimm.

On 2/5/11 12:06 PM, Gescykae Welz wrote:
> 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 DDR SDRAM laying around unused because its so outdated.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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