[Noisebridge-discuss] RAM me please

John E neurofog at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 00:26:02 UTC 2011

Sometimes a BIOS update can help. Best advice is to try it and see.

Also, depends on the type of 2GB module, as some have more chips than
others, which can effect compatibility.


On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> 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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