Managed to win the rare 1.42GHz eMac!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Legacy, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Legacy macrumors 6502

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    It did cost me £25 more than I expected, but its still reasonable I think for £150. Far better investment than the £100 1GHz model I was initially after Only needs a RAM upgrade. I think it is the Combo model because of the 256MB RAM but here are the specs as far as I know:

    Power PC G4 1.42GHz Processor w/ 512K L2 Cache
    256MB RAM
    Radeon 9600 64MB Graphics Card
    If it is the Combo model it must have an 80GB 7200rpm Drive

    An added feature is this one comes with an Airport Card installed in it! So I don't need wires for the net either :)

    Has Tiger installed on it along with Microsoft Office apparently

    Now...this model uses PC2700 memory right? Do I need to get a special type or will any 1GB chip do? I reckon 1.25 should be enough for this baby.

    I'm also thinking of loading Leopard on it as it has the full CoreImage/Animation support.

    I'd like to hear from G4 users and Leopard. Ive seen good reviews of it here saying it performs faster than Tiger on a G4. Anyway, I am excited. This should last me at least 3 years! :D
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    Leopard is slightly faster on the PPC platform, but not 2x faster as others have said.

    Definitely max the RAM.
     
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    congratulations! the price is great. i would have bought it for sure.

    i settled for a 1.25 GHz model. definately buy a 1 GB ram stick from OWC. i also took it apart and put in a 250GB seagate raptor. it's not that difficult.

    time to start a "mac vintage G4 club"!
     
  4. Tracer macrumors 6502

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    Nice Pickup,

    Does the Radeon 9600 support Core Image and Quartz Extreme?

    Tracer
     
  5. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    sounds good, how about in the picture gallery forums? "Vintage Mac Club: Post your G4 and earlier PPC's in Action"

    I'll set it up unless you want first dibs.
     
  6. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    go ahead.

    Long live the G4!!
     
  7. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Indeed it does, ripple in dashboard, transparent menubar etc all supported ;)
     
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  9. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    RAM upgrade Q:

    Does the eMac take high density RAM (128x64) or does it require low density (64x64)? I need to know as I will be getting some pretty soon.
     
  10. CortexRock macrumors 6502

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    Check out www.crucial.com/uk and use their memory configuration tool - will tell you all you need to know. Don't have to buy there, although their prices and order turnarounds are pretty good.

    Here are my results.
     
  11. Legacy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah but the Crucial website only lists 512MB and that is in 64x64 density. I need to know what sort of 1GB works with the eMac.

    Regards
     
  12. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    use OWC. they have it because i bought it:

    Quantity: 1 OWC2700DDR1024, $57.99 each
    1GB PC2700 DDR 333MHz CAS 2.5 184 Pin DIMM

    Quantity: 1 SEAST3250620A, $82.99 each
    250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM 16MB W/ Perpendicular Drive Technology

    worked like a charm!
     

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