[SATLUG] Laptop Memory

Daniel Villarreal youcanlinux at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 22:06:30 CDT 2011


Herb,
Thanks for your perspective on this... I've got to go buy some heat sink
compound.  Maybe this little ol' laptop will go for a while longer, I'll let
you know...

Nice to see your website.

Daniel
http://www.youcanlinux.org/


On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM, <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

> Art I agree ...> Blow out the fans machine and apply heat sink to the
> processor.... use alcohol to clean off the old grease.
>
> I have found that operating a desktop in zero AC environment will dry out
> the sink grease and cause overheating I learned this with an AMD chip that
> did not have auto shutdown and really fried. I noticed that only a small
> portion of the grease was fried and the rest was just powder. I switched to
> intel after that and every 2yrs I redo the grease and when I do I observe
> that the drying has happened . Now I try to remember to check the temps of
> the CPU when running now and then.
>
> Another thing is when i service my boxes I pull the RAM and use a pencil
> eraser to clean all the contacts on the card edge. It seems to help.
>
> I will be getting a 4yr old Compact Desktop with CRT monitor (size ??), not
> sure when the friend will bring it to me but I will service it and you are
> welcome to it but there will be some UPS cost if u can manage. I will send u
> a note with size and weight when I have it running with Ubuntu 10-04. If u
> are interested, I have no need for it. Lemme know?
> herb
>
> On Saturday, July 23, 2011 17:50, "Christopher Connell" <
> connell.christopher at yahoo.com> said:
>
> > Daniel,
> > Blow out the fans machine and apply heat sink to the processor.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Daniel Villarreal <youcanlinux at gmail.com>
> > Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:08 AM
> > To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List <satlug at satlug.org>
> > Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Laptop Memory
> >
> > Hi Art,
> > We both have an interest in community education.
> >
> > I was just trying to upgrade the hard drive on my old Sony Vaio and now
> it
> > heats up and shuts down. It's got a couple of 256 MB PC-100, Sync, CL2
> > chips.
> >
> > Granted, the weather is very hot, getting up to 99 degrees F the other
> day,
> > but the last time this laptop heated up like this, the fan had burned out
> > and I replaced it myself.
> > This laptop has lasted way longer than I ever imagined it would.  I might
> > just put the old 60 GB hard drive in and run OpenBSD on that, after
> taking
> > snapshots of the hard drive. Partitioning with OpenBSD to co-exist with
> > another operating system is a challenge and I've been making notes and
> > taking pictures, etc.
> >
> > I also replaced a ~ $10 fan on an APC UPS, saving me a lot of money on a
> > potential replacement.
> >
> > I'm currently experimenting with different backup methods, from G4L in
> > Clonezilla to partimage in PartedMagic, locally and remotely, hoping to
> post
> > notes soon.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Daniel
> > http://www.youcanlinux.org/
> >
> > P.S. Let me know if you need any help with your Spanish-speaking families
> > that you assist.
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Arthur Hall <art.hall at sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Does anyone have some spare memory for an IBM ThinkPad, type 2682?  All
> of
> >> my laptop RAM has gone into refugee machines, so I thought I'd seek some
> >> help again from the LUGgers.
> >> I would like to max out the RAM in my ancient laptop for little or no
> >> investment if I can.  It takes DDR PC2700 Non-ECC DDR 333 200-pin
> SODIMMs--
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