Emac 700mhz Memory upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by StooHall, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 30, 2006
    #1
    Hi,

    I've unsuccessfully tried three times to upgrade the memory in my Emac. I have two 128mb sticks (133mhz) of unknown brand that are working fine - but i need at least 512mb.

    I've tried three sticks now: One that i had already from an old PC (can't read brand), one Infineon 512mb pc133 stick, and one that i think says 'MXO' again 512mb & 133mhz.

    Any of the 512mb sticks don't register. if they're the only memory stick in the mac refuses to start with a single beep - or if there is a 512mb and 128mb stick in, it shows as only 128mb when it's started.

    The PC stick works in a PC, and the second two were both brand new. What am i doing wrong? i can't afford to make another bad purchase now!

    any help would be appreciated.

    cheers,
    -s
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 25, 2001
    #2

    Step 1: Go to MacSolutions.com

    Step 2: Select Emac Memory from dropdown menu

    Step 3: Purchase eMac Memory

    Step 4: If it doesn't work, send it back for a free replacement

    Step 5: Sell the other memory on Ebay to a PC user who doesn't have a finicky motherboard

    Macs are notoriously picky about their memory requirements. It is not uncommon for a generic or non-apple-tested stick to fail. The easiest thing to do is buy from a Mac reseller who:

    a) Tests their RAM in Macs before they sell it and
    b) Offers a no hassle return policy
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oct 30, 2006
    #3

    Thanks for such a quick reply. That would be excellent, however i'm in the UK - and the few sites i found that worked like macsolutions.com were all in the US.

    Anybody know a UK supplier?

    thanks,
    -s
     

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