Free RAM drives available

James Dyer

Micro Repair will offer one gigabyte RAM upgrades free to students who have been experiencing problems with low RAM on their new SL410 ThinkPads.

Micro Repair has put out bids to different companies on a mass order of RAM drive to be distributed to students. The bids should be finalized by sometime next week, said Scott Krah, director of Micro Repair services.

“The RAM should start to arrive within a few days after (the bids are finalized). When the RAM comes in, we will e-mail everyone with an SL410,” he said.

There are a limited number of one gigabyte RAM sticks available currently, but students are encouraged to wait until the bids go through on the mass order to get their upgrades, Krah said.

In order to receive the upgrade, students should go to Room 122 of the LRC Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., where tables will be set up to distribute the RAM. Students can also receive the upgrade after hours from the Micro Repair window near the Help Desk.

“We will scan the (computer), throw in the RAM and send them on their way. It should take only about 5-7 minutes,” Krah said.

Students who have already purchased RAM upgrades will be reimbursed for their purchase in the form of a credit issued to their NMU account. Students who purchased one gigabyte of RAM will receive  a full refund for their purchase, and students who purchased the two gigabyte upgrade will be reimbursed for half the cost of their upgrade.