ram question

homeshire

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ordered a gig stick of ram from crucial for my iMac.

problem is, i have to take out a 512m stick to put it in, as there are only 2 slots on the machine.

what i want to know is simply this, is there such a thing as, e.g., an external firewire ram slot such that i can still use that stick instead of just letting it sit in a drawer?

or any other ideas?

thanks
 

ChrisA

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Jan 5, 2006
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ordered a gig stick of ram from crucial for my iMac.

problem is, i have to take out a 512m stick to put it in, as there are only 2 slots on the machine.

what i want to know is simply this, is there such a thing as, e.g., an external firewire ram slot such that i can still use that stick instead of just letting it sit in a drawer?

or any other ideas?

thanks
No, it couldn't work. RAM works at such a high speed that you can't
make a cable. In fact one has to use special care when designing the
traces in the printed circuit board. If you want to put a lot of slots
on the main board then you have to go to expensive schemes like those
used in the Mac Pro.

Your best use of the old RAM is to find a machine with a 256MB part in
it and swap it out for your 512MB part. Or just sell it on the forum here
 
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GSMiller

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If I couldn't use it I would sell it, because if it just sits around it'll become damaged. And the price of RAM just keeps getting cheaper and cheaper so you might as well make a little bit of money on it while you can.
 
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homeshire

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Ohio, looking toward Germany
If I couldn't use it I would sell it, because if it just sits around it'll become damaged. And the price of RAM just keeps getting cheaper and cheaper so you might as well make a little bit of money on it while you can.
thanks for the replies. guess i'll just stick it in a drawer and hope the price continually spirals down. then one day i'll get a terra stick for five bucks
 
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GSMiller

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Dec 2, 2006
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thanks for the replies. guess i'll just stick it in a drawer and hope the price continually spirals down. then one day i'll get a terra stick for five bucks
You indeed will be able to. Last spring I bought an SD card for my camera for $60 then barely a year later they were down to $20. And I can buy an 80GB iPod for the same price I paid for my 30GB one a year ago. It's insane how quickly these prices are dropping.
 
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