View Full Version : Adding memory to my eMac G4

Feb 20, 2008, 03:08 PM
My eMac has 384MB of RAM. According to the manual, the memory specs are as follows:

Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3.3 volt (V)
64-bit wide, 168-pin module
PC-133 compliant Is this not just standard 168-pin memory?
Is this Mac specific memory?

I do not want to pay extra money for mac memory if I can get regular memory that works too.


Feb 20, 2008, 03:16 PM
Any PC-133 compliant 168-pin DIMM works.


Feb 20, 2008, 03:27 PM
Thank you for this.

Is 168-pin memory specific to Mac? Mine on my pc is 186-pin.

Feb 20, 2008, 03:33 PM
PC-66/100/133 were all 168-pin. DDR was 184-pin. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIMM for the differences. Apple took a long time to adopt DDR, as they were unsure as to whether DDR or RIMM would win out in the Memory War.


Feb 20, 2008, 03:37 PM
Thank you for the explanation. You would think by my username that I would have known that. D'Oh!! Anyway, so older pcs and some macs use 168-pin. This gives me more options for buying memory. This store wanted to charge me $80/512MB chip. I can get is for as low as $50 on newegg.com

Feb 20, 2008, 03:53 PM
You can get it even cheaper on eBay (but not until after the boycott). Or on Craigslist.


Feb 20, 2008, 03:56 PM
I hear you, but you cannot trust ebay with things like memory. Computer parts need to be purchased from trusted sources and I do not trust ebay at all. Too many thieves.

Feb 21, 2008, 02:22 AM
I have ebay ram in my computers. No big deal.

Isn't there something about eMac memory is supposed to be low density or something? Mine is an old 700mhz. The second and third edition eMacs may be different.