G4 eMac PowerPC 1.25GHz RAM question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Robb Lawson, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Robb Lawson macrumors newbie

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    Hi, folks. I obtained an eMac PowerPC 1.25GHz G4 PowerPC. I visited Crucial's site and added a 512mb stick. I've heard that it's possible to upgrade to 2GB of RAM. Crucial only says 1GB (x2 512 sticks).

    If it is possible, what kind of RAM would I need?

    Where can I get the 2GB sticks?

    Thank you from a humble brand-new Mac user. :)

    Robb

    P.S. f it helps any, I'm running OS X 5.1 installed.
     
  2. -Ken- macrumors regular

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    2 sticks of 1 GB PC 2700 SDRAM is what you need, officially Apple claims 1 GB to be the max not sure if 2 GB is possible without some sort of software/firmware modification.
     
  3. Robb Lawson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ken,

    Thank you very much for reply so quickly! I looked at the PC2700 SDRAM at Crucial and it looks nothing like the RAM I have in my eMac:

    http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?imodule=CT12864X335 - PC 2700 RAM

    http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=eMac (1.25GHz)&pl=Apple&cat=RAM PC2700 DDR RAM.

    Again, thank you for your reply!

    Robb
     
  4. -Ken- macrumors regular

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  5. Robb Lawson thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is compatible with 3200. I just looked at one of the sticks of RAM and PC3200 is listed on the stick.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, sir.

    Have a good day.

    Robb
     
  6. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    yes 3200 is compatible ,2700 will be just fine
    and you need least 184-pin PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM
    and yes all USB 2.0 eMac's with 167mhz system bus take 2 GB ram ,no firmware hacks necessary, just plug and play , then they start to take off
     

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