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    new to macs

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    new to macs
    Hi all been thinking for a long time about getting a mac so decided be for i took the plunge i would look around ebay and have got myself an eMac G4 1GHZ running os x 10.4 to try out befor i go for the 24inch iMac that i fell in love with at the apple store. so just a HI! to everyone i feel i'll be spending a lot of time on the forums wile i learn

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    Congrats on moving to the Appledom.

    Don't let the slower processor in your eMac dissuade you. The new iMacs are GREAT machines.

    Enjoy!!

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    Welcome to the Forum - make sure you get the install disk when u pick up the G4. Will simplify things further down the track.

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    Thanks, any idea what type of ram i should order and how much? it comes with 256mb witch i know from what i've been reading ill need to take up to 1gb min

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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Here is the type of memory you need for the eMac:-

    Memory Upgrades for your Apple eMac 800MHz-1GHz (ATI Graphics) at OtherWorldComputing.com

    One thing G4s are very fussy about memory and high density PC ram is a no go in them. Make sure you get Apple Mac compatible low density modules and ask for a replacement guarantee.

    Here Down Under find OWC the best and cheapest way to get memory. Apple dealers are very expensive.

    Here are your machine specs and she will take 1GB memory in 2x512 modules:-

    Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI) Specs (eMac ATI - M8950LL/A*) @ EveryMac.com

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    thanks for the info. Any idea where i can get that ram from in the uk ? i've done a quick google search but cant find anything.

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    Picked up the eMac thismorning and all i got to say is I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT have never used a mac be for have always used windows (yuk). I am suprised how quick i've picked things up and even with this low spec system it's faster than my dell. needless to say i will be getting an iMac just have to convince the other half

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    congrats

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    Well after almost a day of well non stop use i love it even more. Going from windows xp it's like a whole new computing experiance i for one will never go back to windows
    Kris

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    This is the system i have

    Apple eMac G4/1.0 (ATI) Specs (eMac ATI - M8950LL/A*) @ EveryMac.com

    but the ram in the system is not pc133 it's pc2700 im confused
    Kris

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    So use PC2700. Maybe that RAM is just mislabeled. Perhaps it is PC2700 ram running at 133MHz?

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    No it's running at 333MHz i've checked.
    Kris

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