[Noisebridge-discuss] RAM me please

Jake jake at spaz.org
Wed Feb 16 00:18:25 UTC 2011

Unfortunately the PCI7E mainboard which is currently in the robot is only 
compatible with up to 1GB ram cards.  I assume that putting in a 2GB card 
would either not work, or only come up as 1GB.

I guess I should weigh the option of a laptop as opposed to the mini-ITX 
it currently uses, but I tried a laptop before and there were issues with 
the power button and stuff like that.  Also I would have to migrate away 
form a parallel port (i assume) which we are using for the chair control.

I do have a 2.5" SATA disk though, and Andy has one as well, so perhaps we 
should just make another robot?  A Russian one perhaps?  I can certainly 
get another wheelchair...

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011, Dr. Jesus wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 3:04 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
>> dear everyone
>> the robot is hungry and it wants chips.
>> RAM chips!!  specifically, one ram card of one Gigabyte, DDR2 533 (it only
>> has one slot and it already has a 512 in that slot) It has to be a 240-pin
>> type, with a single notch in the bottom. (not laptop memory, it's desktop
>> memory we're talking about)
>> I don't know what DDR2 or 533 means, but if you have a 240-pin 1GB memory
>> card, I would love to try it and i'll give it back if it doesn't work.
> I've got some 2GB DDR2 DIMMs. I'll bring them tonight before the meeting.
>> Also looking for a mini-ITX motherboard which is hella fast.  This one
>> uses a VIA C7 and we're trying to do some heavy 3D imagining using the
>> Kinect so the thing can imagine where it is.
> I've got a few laptops you could use.  They all have Core 2 Duo chips
> in them, but they need 2.5" SATA disks.  Do you have any?

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