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Has some of you know, I aquired an IBM Power PC server blah blah, And since it's too old (But in working condition) to do anything with, I'm going to gut it and turn it into something. As far as what's going in and and it's use? Most likely a web server for my photography and file storage. I don't know what I'm gonna do about a motherboard / CPU combo for it yet. If anyone has suggestions for cheap parts I can throw in it (That I can plug into a monitor and work with) that'd be great. Cheaper is better. It won't be a very high traffic server for my website, and storage I won't need but make 750gb - 1TB. And can anyone tell me what type of RAM That is?

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(Just test fitting an ATX board to see how much I'm gonna need to modify the casing)

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Here are all the drives. They are for sale as well, the Drive cage / caddy Are not included.

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post #2 of 22
Man, is that thing old...
Never seen sich RAM, mate, although I have a faint memory of some RAM of the pre-DDR era that had 2 holes on the slot...

BTW... where is the CPU?..
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Man, is that thing old...
Never seen sich RAM, mate, although I have a faint memory of some RAM of the pre-DDR era that had 2 holes on the slot...
BTW... where is the CPU?..


It's very old. 1995 I think.

The CPU is in the pic with the RAM. It's the bigger expansion looking card.
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Might be some form of ECC SD or EDO ram
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Looks like PC66, PC100 or PC133 ECC RAM.

I have nearly the exact same RAM in my Poweredge 4400.
    
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Might be some form of ECC SD or EDO ram
I see.
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Looks like PC66, PC100 or PC133 ECC RAM.
I have nearly the exact same RAM in my Poweredge 4400.

Gotcha. Worth anything or no?

And no progress today, It's too cold and windy outside to work on it. I have to start cutting out some of the old casing for an ATX I/O shield to fit in it.
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I see.
Gotcha. Worth anything or no?
And no progress today, It's too cold and windy outside to work on it. I have to start cutting out some of the old casing for an ATX I/O shield to fit in it.

It's worth the time and effort for learning. But more than that...
    
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It's worth the time and effort for learning. But more than that...

I see. Fair enough. I guess I'll leave it hanging around for abit.
post #9 of 22
YEA, I'd vote on the RAM being SDRam that is ECC as mentioned above. It's not RD as it has not Heat shield and the notches on RDram is almost centered. It's also not EDO as the size/shape is wrong.

For the most part the ram is useless, i have a handful of it i have pulled from systems that i'm going to scrap in case i run into something in the future.

Sorry to say but i also thing you'd have hard time selling those hard drives here give size and age. probably have better luck ion ebay.
 
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YEA, I'd vote on the RAM being SDRam that is ECC as mentioned above. It's not RD as it has not Heat shield and the notches on RDram is almost centered. It's also not EDO as the size/shape is wrong.
For the most part the ram is useless, i have a handful of it i have pulled from systems that i'm going to scrap in case i run into something in the future.
Sorry to say but i also thing you'd have hard time selling those hard drives here give size and age. probably have better luck ion ebay.

Yeah, I kind of figured.

Anyone have any tips on cutting out the spot for the I/O ports? Dremel? Angle grinder with a cut-off wheeler? Saw-zaw?
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