What the heck is this RAM?

By iMoose
Feb 9, 2009
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  1. A while ago I had an ancient Gateway that used PC133 RAM.

    And when I sold a pair of home stereo speakers to a guy off craig's, he threw in these RAM as payment on top of the cash.

    But what are they!?!!?! There's no stickers with part numbers, and the lil' individual chips end in "A10" which seems to be 133 speed. I think!

    Anybody got any ideas? Are these for a server maybe?

    Are they worth anything? I see people still getting $10 for 256 sticks.

    Ok, thanks to all who respond!

    Here's a shot of each side. I have three of these things! lol

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  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

  3. iMoose

    iMoose Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Uh..... I can read.

    I just put that SDRAM in the picture for scale.

    So it's server RAM? I followed the link, but it doesn't really help with the description. And no picture for comparison.

    Thanks though. At least you tried!

    Here, have a monkey! :monkey: lol

    P.S.- When I google "TSOP 98 RAM" not a whole heck of a lot comes up.

    Any other ideas?
  4. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    Lol i wasn't saying you couldn't read its just you said about no part numbers :p

    Yes its server RAM, well the double height ones are.

    I'm not an expert on this so i cant give you definates and i know what you mean about no results. Unfortunately there are none.
    I would normally say try Everest or Sandra but unless you have a server then that going to be tricky.

    I'm afraid i cant help you a whole lot more unfortunately as i'm not very knowledgeable with the RAM and seems fairly old.

    BTW does the guy who gave you the RAM know anything about them? I'm guessing not as you probably would have asked but still.
  5. Justin

    Justin Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,595

    That's ECC, Buffered (Reg) SDR SDRAM, probably PC133.

    It's worth almost nothing. If they were 512MB in size or at least 256MB you might find someone who needs it for specialty use.
  6. iMoose

    iMoose Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Ya big MEANIE!!!!!

    :(
  7. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    Well even if its worthless he still gave you a name and price in answer to your question...so the 2 points cancel each other out. Maybe if you keep it then in a few year a museum will buy it off you.
  8. iMoose

    iMoose Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 85

    Thought I was being funny.

    Oh well.

    Sarcasm is hard to get across the interwebs.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,477   +292

    The internet is no place for humor...
  10. rev_olie

    rev_olie TechSpot Maniac Posts: 598

    lol sorry i did pick up on the sarcasm however my reply post did not like you say come back easily as being sarcastic also.

    However SNGX1275 is right. The Internet is no place for humor unless you are:
    Looking over funny videos on YouTube
    Watching comedy clips
    Looking at peoples poor visualisations on photo shop disasters
    Looking at comedians pages...
    Apart from that...its all serious...on the Internet its like one big BSOD. Do one thing wrong and the rest will come crashing down (that's a pun :p)
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

     
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