CJE RAM special offer not so specialBy Chris Williams. Published: 23rd Jun 2005, 20:40:19 | Permalink | Printable
HeywadedaminuteCJE Micros were quick to launch a "special offer" on 64M and 128M RAM for RiscPCs and similar old kit following the release of Firefox for RISC OS. The browser, ported from the Unix environment, is fairly memory hungry and will happily gobble 64M or more of RAM whilst surfing the 'net, and this is therefore an ideal time to upgrade.
Until the end of July, CJE will donate a fiver to the Unix Porting Project for each RAM stick they sell: 40 quid for 64M of EDO RAM and 60 quid for 128M EDO RAM, including VAT and shipping if you quote "Firefox offer" when you order.
Compare these prices to Liquid Silicon, who charge 22.50 quid for 64M EDO and 45 quid for 128M EDO. Similarly, APDL do 64M EDO for 22 quid and 128M EDO for 48 quid. All prices include VAT and carriage. These prices are unchanged, regardless of which web browser is the flavour of the month, leaving you with more cash to donate to Peter or buy cold drinks with.
One dealer also pointed out that he'd seen second hand SIMMs of 64M EDO going for over 30 quid on ebay.
Don't forget that early RiscPCs prefer Fast Page Memory (FPM) to EDO, but otherwise EDO is fine for RiscPCs, A7000+s, RiscStations and Micos. CJE also sponsored the effort to bring Firefox to RISC OS.
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