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On 2 different occasions recently I bought 2 Norton anti virus disks. Whe they came in the mail they included some type of hardware. The picture is attached. They are definately different. There is a sticker in them that reads:
This is youe OEM hardware. It is required by the manufacturer to be shipped with all end user OEM software orders. Installation of the hardware is NOT required.

What are they and any idea why they were sent? Do I need them?
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Those would be RAM chips. More commonly known as memory chips.

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Looks like 80 pin ram, not sure why they would include it, but its ram and if its compatible with your computer it might be worth installing

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It has something to do with the type of licensing-OEM vs. Retail, probably illegal licensing. Let me guess, the Norton was really cheap compared to buying it off the shelf.........

Anyway, dont even use the chips, they are just CYA for the person selling it to you.

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It has something to do with the type of licensing-OEM vs. Retail, probably illegal licensing. Let me guess, the Norton was really cheap compared to buying it off the shelf.........
Ive never bought it off of the shelf. I either downloaded it or bought online

Illegal? Its already been installed and licensed etc with Norton soooo..

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Looks like 80 pin ram, not sure why they would include it, but its ram and if its compatible with your computer it might be worth installing

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I doubt that's compatable with your computer and if it is, it's time to upgrade to this century. They have to do it to comply with software licensing agreements. Some OEM software licenses have to be sold with OEM equipment.
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Kegger's got the idea.

Although I don't know if it's 'technically' legal, a lot of vendors will sell OEM versions of software in addition to Retail licensed versions. For them to use the 'loophole' they sell you hardware in addition as the OEM software has to be bundled with hardware. The original intention was for software to be sold with a computer.

Vendors typically add in the cheapest piece of hardware they have in stock and charge like $1 (which is wrapped in to the software costs.) That RAM is old, and cheap.

But not as cheap as the CDROM audio cable that some places 'bundle' with the software

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shit canned it is
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Kegger's got the idea.

Although I don't know if it's 'technically' legal, a lot of vendors will sell OEM versions of software in addition to Retail licensed versions. For them to use the 'loophole' they sell you hardware in addition as the OEM software has to be bundled with hardware. The original intention was for software to be sold with a computer.

Vendors typically add in the cheapest piece of hardware they have in stock and charge like $1 (which is wrapped in to the software costs.) That RAM is old, and cheap.

But not as cheap as the CDROM audio cable that some places 'bundle' with the software
The thing is, I think the software MFG's specify that the software needs to be sold with a CPU piece of hardware, not memory........I still think it is illegal, but doubt they would go after the end user, just the guy selling it. Kinda like the Napster stuff, they were more aggressive going after people doing alot of sharing, not so much the people only doing downloading.

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This is pc100 or pc133 ram.(if i'm not mistaken)
used in old computers. Some computers like HP and compaq might not recognised this memory.
OEM has most of the time different warranty therms. It works like the retail but is chipper.

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That is hilarious and sad all at the same time...

...and if I'm not mistaken the bottom one's label reads 32M - 80nanosecond... ouch, old school....

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This is pc100 or pc133 ram.(if i'm not mistaken)
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He is...

Dude, those are 72-pin SIMMS. That shit is ancient, LOL.

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Yeah, must be really ancient.. the chips have USA printed on them.

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That's 60 ns ram. The best that will go in is a P2-333, though it was probably from a Compaq Deskpro P2-266mhz

I have one in the basement.. unfortunately it only holds 384MB of ram... still enough for a linux server and firewall box

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What's the difference between the retail version of virus protection or the stuff I downloaded for free from Comcast? I thought most major IP providers give you free virus protection with their service? Why would anyone buy it What am I missing

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Some is licensed for distribution *only* with new hardware. Giving you a junk useless piece of hardware allows a company to meet that legal technicality.

There should be no difference other than possibly the OEM being a few rev's behind.

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What's the difference between the retail version of virus protection or the stuff I downloaded for free from Comcast? I thought most major IP providers give you free virus protection with their service? Why would anyone buy it What am I missing
Not being sarcastic here, but it is like getting a free condom when you buy a Pepsi.

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I think it's more like joining the military and sending you to Iraq with a pocket knife...

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