Correct Ram for eMac 800?

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  1. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks fine to me - the specs all match except perhaps the clock latency, the info for which is not on the site you refer to. I wonder why the price difference though. I have noticed that "old" memory is very pricey from Crucial.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    There's no obvious reason that won't work in your eMac--it specs out just fine.

    That said, the reason for the price difference is the 90-day warranty (well, that and the "Limit 1 per Household." pretty much says it's a come-on to attract customers, maybe even at a loss). Any reasonable RAM brand offers a lifetime warranty--I use either Crucial (overpriced on that partciular chip at $120) or DMS when it's a lot cheaper (Datamem.com; $80 for the same), both of which will replace your stick if it ever goes bad.

    Admittedly, this is a rare occurrence with RAM, but the 90 day warranty makes me wonder if it's not more prone to issues to begin with. I can say I've never had a Crucial or DMS stick fail out of dozens bought over the past 7 years (at work).

    Hey, for $30 it's probably worth a shot.
     
  4. screensaver400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, thats my outlook. I was planning on picking up the 512mb of Kingston from mwave.com (their warehouse is local, and they're pretty good about will calls) for $85, after tax and handling, but Fry's is worth a try for a $50 difference in price.
     
  5. screensaver400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Picked it up from Frys. Ended up being $50 in store, but with a lifetime warranty and it came with heat spreaders. Still no-name, though.

    Didn't work. 3 beeps on boot if I pull out the old stick, and I tried it in both slots.

    Figures.
     
  6. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Blech.. 90 day warranty?
    Limit of 1, no stock... can you say "loss leader sale"?
    Then when you get there they want 66% more for it with a warranty?
    Blech..
    You don't want no steenking heat spreaders, neither.

    I recommend you look for RAM from a reputable seller who knows what a Mac is... and doesn't sell you an 8-chip high density PC133 which isn't recognized by any Macintosh machine. That's the problem assuming that the specs match -- there are many more specifications you never get told about, like device density and SPD settings.

    I recommend Data Memory Systems $79 gets you the right thing, free shipping, no sales tax unless you're in NH.

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  7. screensaver400 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, so it was the incorrect type of ram?

    Now that I have someone who really knows ram, unlike me, available, could you tell me if http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=BA21653 is what I'm looking for?

    Its Kingston ValueRam for $85 with tax and handling. I can pick that up at my local warehouse.
     
  8. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm with you on the first part, but I assume you're talking about an 8-chip 512MB stick, as the eMac does recognize "moderate-density" 8-chip 256MB sticks (I say because I just installed one, where I had to pay extra for a 16-chip stick for an older PC).
     

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