Download More RAM

Download More RAM

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Updated Apr 17, 2014 at 03:57PM EDT by Brad.

Added Jul 25, 2009 at 01:31AM EDT by warriorking2233.

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Download More RAM is a phrase associated with the technologically impaired, as RAM is computer hardware and cannot be downloaded. The phrase is often used on tech or gaming forums to troll other posters, similar to the usage of Delete System32 and Gold Membership schemes.
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Origin

On January 20th, 2004, Apple Insider user SpcMs[2] started a thread[1] asking where he could download RAM for his computer. He claimed his computer was low on memory and he wanted to illegally acquire more. Within three minutes, another user responded saying that it cannot be downloaded as RAM is a physical thing, providing two links to retail websites to purchase additional RAM.



Spread

The phrase was not used online again until July 10th, 2005 when a user named lucasp started a similar thread[3] to the original on the Overclockers community. Fifteen days later, a thread directly copied from Overclockers was posted on the eBaum’s World Forum.[4] Over the next two years, dubious questions about how or where to download RAM continued to surface on a wide range of computer and gaming-related forums including Tech Support Forum[5], Tom’s Hardware[6] and GameSpot.[7] By July 2007, the domain DownloadMoreRam.com[8] was registered, which claims that users can download memory from their site. The download pages do not actually contain files.



The first Yahoo! Answers question[9] on the possibility of downloading additional RAM was asked on December 26th, 2007. Since then, more than 4800 similar questions have been asked.[10] Other forums that have had threads where users discuss the possibility of downloading RAM include PC World New Zealand[11], Tech Power Up! Forums[12], PC Help Forum[13] and the EVGA Forums.[14]

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A handful of video “tutorials” have appeared on YouTube[15] instructing people how to download additional RAM.




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