SoftRAM – The Story of the Incredible RAM Doubling Scam (A Retrospective)

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SoftRAM – The Story of the Incredible RAM Doubling Scam (A Retrospective)

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Back in 1995, Syncronys Softcorp released a product that had some very outlandish claims. It was known as SoftRAM, and it claimed to “double your memory” through the use of nothing but a software program. But it didn’t take long for people to discover what the program actually did: Nothing.

German article I mentioned: https://web.archive.org/web/20050111011326/http://www.heise.de/ct/english/95/12/100/

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Info Sources:
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/1996/07/computer-software-manufacturer-agrees-settle-charges-software
https://books.google.com/books?id=VzgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=softram+cost&source=bl&ots=ANdwt8fFQn&sig=ACfU3U0uz6pJFduoFLE0SUk6q3kyexsxiQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi6gby-srzoAhUNbs0KHeD8BVkQ6AEwC3oECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=softram%20cost&f=false
https://web.archive.org/web/20050111011326/http://www.heise.de/ct/english/95/12/100/
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/software-and-snake-oil-software/
https://web.archive.org/web/20010223073540/http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/special/reports/sr1107.htm
https://books.google.com/books?id=8Qugo5BP_0cC&pg=PA287&dq=softram&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwju0dP-7L3oAhXQB80KHQdgCYsQ6AEwAnoECAQQAg#v=onepage&q=softram&f=false
http://www.technofileonline.com/texts/softram95.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/softram-95-maker-in-chapter-11/
https://books.google.com/books?id=0cO1AAAAIAAJ&q=softram&dq=softram&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi_mt_j7r3oAhVMbs0KHeaODvc4ChDoATABegQIBBAC
https://www.networkcomputing.com/data-centers/softram-95-memory-optimizer-2013
https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/108445/make_setup_windows_98_upgradeaid_98/

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