adding more memory to emac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by seablue, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Right now my eMac 800 MHz 133MHz is running on only 384MB. I would like to upgrade the memory on it.
    My question is.... is it easy to do myself? Do I need to worry about static? Where would be a good place to do it - I have wall to wall carpeting inside the house.
    I just have this fear of opening up the computer and dinking with its insides.
     
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    Yes, it is quite easy. Your USB 1.1 eMac requires PC133 RAM DIMMs, it will take 2 x 512 Mb DIMMs for a max of 1 Gb RAM. There is a trap door on the bottom of the machine that gives access to the memory. The only hassle is if you have the tilt-and-swivel stand installed, then you will need Allan keys to remove the 3 screws that hold on stand before you can get at the trap door.
    Lay a towel on a desk to rest the screen on as you do the operation. Unplug the machine from the mains. Either wear an anti-static wrist strap, or keep a finger resting on the metal chassis of the machine. Here's the Manual
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Hey thanks. Where do you get those wrists bands? I like that idea!
     
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    CanadaRAM

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    Electronics store, or some memory vendors will sell you one with your memory.
     

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