2GB of RAM in eMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by job, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. job macrumors 68040

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    So I've got an eMac (USB 2.0) with 512MB of RAM (2x256.)

    After some quick googling, I realized that there are 1GB DIMMs available in a specification that should work in the eMac (i.e. PC2700 184 pin etc.)

    Could I buy 2 1GB DIMMs and have them be recognized even though the max specification is 1GB (2x512MB?)
     
  2. thesnowman16 macrumors member

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    Why would you want to? (Just wondering) are you feeling short of ram? Wouldn't it be better to put that money aside to buy a NEW mac ;) :D
     
  3. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I suppose I should, but it seems that 2GB of RAM is around $180 including shipping, so it's a lot cheaper than even getting a Mini.

    (And trust me, I figured this would be the best interm solution until I can afford a Mac Pro and two 23in displays. ;))
     
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    Then I would probably do it :D
     
  5. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else know?

    Nevermind! After some careful searching in the MR forums, I got my answer.
     
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  7. job thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It seems that several other forum users asked the same quesion in the eMac/iMac forum.

    Turns out that the eMac with USB 2.0 can support 2GB (2*1GB.) Apple only listed 1GB as the maximum because at the time, that's all you could really find for sale.

    I figure my eMac has some life left in it still!
     

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