What type of RAM for my eMac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by geekindisguise, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. geekindisguise macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    I just recently bought an eMac 1.42Ghz. I heard they can have up to 2GB RAM, but I am not sure where and what type of memory I need to buy. Most places say its PC2700, but in System Profiler it says I have PC3200U-30330. What does that mean? So can I have PC3200 memory also?

    And what is a good place to buy memory? Good prices.

    I just want to buy another Gigabyte to speed it up...
    Also, is there anyway I can get a Bluetooth module to put in it?

    THANKS! :apple:
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    emacs take DDR ram ;)
    your best bet for DDR is either ebay or craigslist, retailers usually charge a high premium for DDR now a days
    as for blu tooth you could buy a small usb adapter for a very small amount of money on ebay and use that, not sure if emacs are directly capable of supporting blu-tooth
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    If this is the eMac model number...


    then it will operate at PC2700 speed.

    All faster memory does is downclock to a multiple of speed of the FSB.

    The profiler is just reading the chip off the RAM.


    Faster memory operates at the slower speed, and if you try to put memory too slow in, it doesn't overclock it, it disables it.
  4. geekindisguise thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2008
    Ok, so basically, the person I bought my eMac from just put a faster speed of RAM in it. And it actually works at the speed of a 2700?

    Well.... Does any PC2700 DDR work? OR do I have to have a special ECC stuff... I want to buy the right type, the first time.
  5. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    High density RAM, which is cheaper, will not work, or it will work for a while and then fail.

    I recommend going to OWC http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upg...3&type=Memory&TI=1538&shoupgrds=Show+Upgrades for the correct type of RAM. You may pay a *little* more, but you'll get the right stuff. Even from way down here in NZ, I buy from OWC. I've recently added two 1 Gb DDR PC2700 modules to my 1.25 eMac - brilliant! The RAM is Hynix brand btw.

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