What RAM does an eMac take?
I have an eMac with 1GB of RAM and want to increase it to 2GB (Can I fool my processor?). What RAM does an eMac take? And where can I get it?
The eMac was an all-in-one G4-based mac designed for the education market. It was the last mac to use a CRT display, and was sold at a low price to schools, and other institutions.
Mactracker says you need PC-2700 DDR333 184-pin SDRAM. It says that Apple says the max ram is 1 gig, but that the actual max is 2 gig.
I usually buy RAM from macsales.com -- here's the page with what looks like the memory for this model: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20W...
(Mactracker, by the way, is an awesome program -- it lists every Apple device with tons of tech specs: http://mactracker.dreamhosters.com/ )
I once had a refurb educational eMac that took different RAM from what any of my sources indicated. So be as thorough as you can in speccing the RAM. Check your Apple System Profile, and look it up on MacTracker and using the Other World configurator and see if they all agree.
I have two E-macs. One uses the PC133, the other DDR. Check your System Profile to see what Processor and Processor speed you have, that will determine the memory.
Also, I had a bad stick of memory that corrupted the OSX install due to repeated lockups and crashes. Once I figured out that it was the memory I had to wipe and reload. So be sure that the memory is spec'd for a Mac.
To the first poster who mentioned that the stated max is 1GB RAM but you can put 2GB, where'd you get that particular piece of information? I'm interested to know, as I'd like to do that for my DDR-loaded E-mac, if possible.