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I am building a server out of some older parts. And I need to get some extra ram. So I started looking around... First Newegg and I saw that a stick of 512 SDRAM 133mhz was 50-60 bucks, so I looked into ebay. And it is the same. What on earth has happened? For about 70 I can get 512 DDR PC 2700 ram (or used to haven't looked). This is old SDRAM I am looking for. Why on earth is it so expensive? The ram is going to cost as much as the mobo and the 2 processors I am going to have!!! Anyone know where I can get some cheap SDRAM?
$50 or $60?? I was just looking at pricewatch.com earlier today for 133mhz SDRAM and it was coming in about $30-$40 for 64x4 sticks. Of course your mobo needs to support 64x4, which is pretty dense and I believe requires the via chipset boards. You must be looking for higher compatibility stuff?
Originally posted by Crito Used to have to plug in the DRAM chips individually, as well as your L2 SRAM chips, believe it or not. A chip puller came in every PC toolkit. It was like the stone ages man.
Not really, believe it or not the 486 number is the arch of the processor. 128 is the amount of ram I need for it to have. That was before pentium. The 386 was capable of runnning windows. You had to add a math coprocessor on those old systems, it was not built in.
Looks over at my 386DX/40 with 8 megs of ram and a 120MB hd (yes, I upgraded from the original 20MB hd that I had first). I can remember when ram was $100 a meg (and I paid it too). My 120MB hd was $400, the 1MB Diamond video card (ooohhh, 1024x768 in 256 colors!!) was $200, Soundblaster was about $180, etc. I had Windows and OS/2 dual booting on that baby back in the day. I ran 3D Studio, AutoCAD and many games.
Do NOT let me hear any freaking whining about hardware prices.
Yeah, I remember when the machines had specs like that, I was just getting out of high school.... I guess that was around 1990. My friend had just gotten himself a job doing AutoCAD for this company and he took out a loan of about $2000 for a machine with roughly those specs I envied him cause there was no way I could get my hands on that much money. I didn't get my own machine until about 5 years later. That was my first machine... I ended up getting it from a guy at my work, which was a 486 with 66mhz clock speed and a few hundred meg hard drive and I paid about $1000 bucks, which still took me forever to save up. I remember the video card was the really long kind... what was that called? PCI with VESA extension, or something like that? Anyway it was a silicon turd by today's standards but I shelled out the bucks anyway.