The eMachine are desktop computers manufactured by the company and as they have around forty models, a single set of memory specifications is not available. Depending upon the type of memory that any particular computer uses the memory specification for the systems vary accordingly. It also depends on the maximum supportable amount along with the number of available memory slots in the mother board.
So, keeping these entire things in mind, it is better to look for information related to the memory usage of a particular model of the eMachine. In general the memory specifications and possible ways of memory up gradation are available in the users’ manual that comes along with the system. All the important specifications like the type of memory or the number of available memory slots in the motherboard can be gathered from here, and try to maintain the same type while buying a new memory chip for your eMachine.
The process of installing memories for the different models is more or less the same. All you need to do is to remove a portion of the tower that is usually the side panel. Locate and remove the default memory from the motherboard by unlocking the module with clips on the outside of the memory card.
Then do install the new memory modules in exactly the same physical order as before. Remember to insert the module with the largest capacity in the first RAM slot and the one with minimum capacity in the last of all the available RAM slots in the motherboard.
Regarding the memory up gradation of the eMachines, there are two more things that you need to consider about the speed of the memory. They are the bandwidth and the latency of the newly bought chips that you must check out before installing them to your system.
The bandwidth of the chip is accountable for the amount of data that can be handled per second once it gets busy and latency is the time that the memory module takes in responding to any request from the processor. The latency can also be considered as the processor clock cycle and the more is the number of processing clock cycles; the more the processor needs to wait before the data is transferred back to it.
While upgrading the memory for your eMachine, there is also the front side bus that you need to have some knowledge about. The front side bus, commonly known as the FSB is actually the connection between the memory and the processor and the speed of which is expressed in the unit of Mhz. The FSB performs faster with a higher Mhz. value and the maximum possible speed of the front side bus is a typical characteristic of the motherboard installed in your system. It is also possible to use different FSB ratings for the memory and the processor depending upon the cost of the module that you can afford.
If you follow and consider all the things mentioned above while upgrading the memory of your eMachine, you are expected to get some extra boost for the performance of your memory and make the maximum of your new up gradation.