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Reusing RAM memory? Answered

Hi everybody.
I'm looking on the web if there is a way to reuse my old Ram memory. And I don't find anything....

As you know, each time we change for a new computer, we have to change the Ram to match the CPU and motherboard.
And I'm stuck with a lot of useless Ram, life warranted for most :)

So is it possible, to reuse the chips or add usb plug or something to use it as a external usb key?
I'm understand, it could be not easy but ... I 'm curious. :)

Thank you. 

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darman12 (author)2012-09-19

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do with the RAM other than using it in a computer. I guess you could make some sculpture out of it :)

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Ongytenes (author)2012-09-15

Went to a computer show a while back and saw a girl using a drill press to drill holes in the end of RAM memory sticks. Then she attached a key ring to it. She was selling them for $2 each.

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darman12 (author)Ongytenes2012-09-19

HAHA! It's funny that people would buy that.

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mpilchfamily (author)2012-09-16

Sorry but those old dimms are useless unless you want to keep them in an old system and keep that system running. Turning them into a storage device would require them to be constantly powered otherwise you would loose all the information on them. So trying to make a drive out of them is rather pointless and risky.

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caitlinsdad (author)2012-09-14

I remember a while back seeing something on people trying to use RAM to create memory sticks and flash drives. I think the supporting hardware or electronics really did not make it worth the effort to do. What exists today is a lot of R&D packed into a tiny chip that would be very hard to replicate DIY.

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