512MB PC133 Ram for my eMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by neoelectronaut, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    Currently I'm running 768MB of ram, and I'm looking to swap out the 256MB for a 512MB stick, to squeeze that last bit of performance out of my machine.

    Any reccomendations on where to get it for the best deal?

    Should I look about eBay?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
    crucial has good ram
    owc has 1gb sticks so you can upgrade to 2 gb
    i have an emac also 1.25
  3. macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2006
    I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Kingston value RAM, at a quarter of the price of Mac compatible, runs perfectly in my eMac!

    It's been in a month now with absolutely no problems.

    I paid €107 for Mac compatible 512MB and €27 for Kingston Value RAM. I really only bought it because of the cost, if it didn't work out alright, there was no much loss on it. I reckoned I couldn't pass it and NOT try it.

    Hope this helps
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    If you go looking for pc133 ram on ebay, make sure you find ram that is low density. High density pc133 ram won't work in macs. I've found that OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com) has a reasonable deal for 512MB ram: ~$68
  5. thread starter macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    Apple says that the 1Ghz eMacs max out at 1GB. Is this absolutely true or is it just their tested limit?
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Looking at the specs, its say your eMac only has two slots for memory. I've personally never seen a 1GB PC133 stick of memory and if there was, it probably was high density which is not compatible with Macs anyway. 1GB looks like the max for your system.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2008
    I was looking for a lowcost solution to upgrading and went on ebay to check out if they had what i'm looking for and found the following:

    512MB 64x64 non-ecc

    PC133 133Mhz, 168 pin SDRAM
    Unbuffered, Non ECC, Non Registered

    7.5ns, 3.3v, CL 3 or CL 2

    I want to know if the above is compatible with my eMAC and if I would be able to use 2 of these 512MB 64x64 non-ecc sticks.

    Hardware Overview:

    Machine Model: eMac
    CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
    Number Of CPUs: 1
    CPU Speed: 1 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
    Memory: 256 MB
    Bus Speed: 133 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: 4.6.4f1
    Serial Number: YM3478AVPP1

    thanx for your time :)


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