Can Memory From eMac Go In To iMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Highway61, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    I have an eMac that I had to retire because of intermittent monitor (I think) failure. (There would be a blip, screen would go dark, but pounding repeatedly on both sides of the eMac simultaneously would eventually bring the display back.) In fear that someday that wouldn't work, I bought an iMac.

    For ethical reasons, I don't want to sell the eMac to anyone.

    However, can I remove the extra memory I once installed in the eMac and put it in the empty memory slot of have in my iMac?

    Thank you.
  2. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    If the iMac was made from September of aught three to July of aught four, the RAM will work.

    It has to be a G4 iMac.

    That's if you have the aught five eMac. Earlier eMac RAM will only work with the G3 iMac.
  3. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Depends which version. Check for the Ram type.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Here's a snapshot of my iMac profile.

    This means that I can't use the eMac memory, correct?

    Attached Files:

  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2008
    I just learned by following your advice and going to everymac and, then, clicking on the Crucial link, that 2GB of memory is only 24.00.

    I've been out of the memory market for so long that I hadn't realized it had become so cheap. Excuse my ignorance.

    It hardly seems worth it to swap memory when one can purchase it for 12.00 a GB.

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