It’s always very cool when people donate computer related stuff to The Working Centre’s Computer Recycling Project. Just last week we had a dozen or so newish printers come in (we especially love Laser printers) and some great looking 15-19 inch LCD screens come in. But yesterday we got a donation of DDR (& other) RAM from Jeff Voskamp (@jeffvoskamp on Twitter) that will make it a lot easier for us to build better machines. I first met Jeff several years ago in line for the KW Surplus sale (long before I started working at The Working Centre). Jeff’s always been a great guy. Thanks for the RAM Jeff!
DDR RAM that’s 512MB or above and hard drives 80GB and above are always in high demand here, so any donations are really helpful!
Though we no longer build systems with SD-RAM we still get frequent requests for SD-RAM. In fact we even still stock 30-pin RAM from the early eighties (and we sold some a few months ago, apparently some Kurtzweil keyboards still take it). We test all memory at the back of the shop using one of three motherboards set up on the wall of a bench area. The boards boot memtest86+ off a USB key.
Jeff’s donation is a great start, but we’re currently very short of RAM, so any RAM is very helpful. Thanks again Jeff!