512MB PC133 Ram for my eMac?

neoelectronaut

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Currently I'm running 768MB of ram, and I'm looking to swap out the 256MB for a 512MB stick, to squeeze that last bit of performance out of my machine.

Any reccomendations on where to get it for the best deal?

Should I look about eBay?
 

DamoRed

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I was very pleasantly surprised to find that Kingston value RAM, at a quarter of the price of Mac compatible, runs perfectly in my eMac!

It's been in a month now with absolutely no problems.

I paid €107 for Mac compatible 512MB and €27 for Kingston Value RAM. I really only bought it because of the cost, if it didn't work out alright, there was no much loss on it. I reckoned I couldn't pass it and NOT try it.

Hope this helps
 

TDM21

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If you go looking for pc133 ram on ebay, make sure you find ram that is low density. High density pc133 ram won't work in macs. I've found that OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com) has a reasonable deal for 512MB ram: ~$68
 

TDM21

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Looking at the specs, its say your eMac only has two slots for memory. I've personally never seen a 1GB PC133 stick of memory and if there was, it probably was high density which is not compatible with Macs anyway. 1GB looks like the max for your system.
 

Valita

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If you go looking for pc133 ram on ebay, make sure you find ram that is low density. High density pc133 ram won't work in macs. I've found that OWC (http://eshop.macsales.com) has a reasonable deal for 512MB ram: ~$68
I was looking for a lowcost solution to upgrading and went on ebay to check out if they had what i'm looking for and found the following:

512MB 64x64 non-ecc

PC133 133Mhz, 168 pin SDRAM
Unbuffered, Non ECC, Non Registered

7.5ns, 3.3v, CL 3 or CL 2

I want to know if the above is compatible with my eMAC and if I would be able to use 2 of these 512MB 64x64 non-ecc sticks.

Hardware Overview:

Machine Model: eMac
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (3.3)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 1 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
Memory: 256 MB
Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.6.4f1
Serial Number: YM3478AVPP1

thanx for your time :)

-val