Solved Use for old Computer hardware other than recycling

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September 24, 2013 at 07:44:08
Specs: Windows XP, 2
Since the older style of SDRAM memory is rarely used anymore, is there any other use for them other then recycling? Just curious. This also applies to other outdated hardware like Video cards, Sound cards, Lan card etc.

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September 24, 2013 at 17:04:18
Whatever you do with them you should make some money. Don't just drop them off at one of those electronic recycling places. I got $300 for 200 pounds of motherboards I sold for scrap.


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September 24, 2013 at 10:07:41
You might try posting on eBay or Craigslist. Many times old manufacturing equipment or software needs to run on older computers running older operating systems. Occasionally there is a need for this stuff.

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September 24, 2013 at 10:08:21
You could drill a hole in a RAM module and wear it round you neck as a geeky necklace. Other than that there is not much use for them.

All these devices require a particular interface to plug into and in the quest for more speed and bandwidth, nobody makes makes the slower versions any more.

Stuart


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September 24, 2013 at 10:27:27
It would help if you'd define what you mean by "old". Many old systems are still capable of running modern lightweight versions of Linux such as Damn Small, Puppy, Vector, Lubuntu, Zorin Lite, etc. A Pentium 233MMX with 128MB for example will run Damn Small. As for "SDRAM", I assume you mean PC100/PC133? Because technically, all RAM is SDRAM - SDR-SDRAM, DDR-SDRAM, DDR2-SDRAM, DDR3-SDRAM, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SDRAM#...

EDIT: I used to use 30-pin SIMMs for keychains.

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September 24, 2013 at 17:04:18
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Whatever you do with them you should make some money. Don't just drop them off at one of those electronic recycling places. I got $300 for 200 pounds of motherboards I sold for scrap.

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September 24, 2013 at 18:04:36
Thanks for all the replies. Yes I mean PC100/133. Will try some of the suggestions, not all of them!

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