[QUOTE=MysticEyes;2000182]Ah… I see let someone like Crucial who has gone to the trouble and expense to set up a database and testing facilities to make sure you get the correct product, then jump to some basement operation to save a few pennies.[/QUOTE]
Wrong!!! Let someone like crucial figure out what memory you need, then buy crucial memory from a reputable source like newegg for half the price. You are not hurting crucial at all. It still their memory and they still make a profit. They have to sell at full retail price from their site. What do you think the higher priced sellers including local retail shops would think if crucial was selling memory cheaper than them? They would dump selling crucial (normal business practice, manufactures usually sell at full retail to keep the retailers happy, and they pretty much expect most consumers to buy from a reseller that is cheaper). The info on their site is to get you to buy crucial, not necessarily, to get you to buy direct from them (though I’m sure they like it as they are charging double wholesale).
Fyi I used crucial as an example, because their memory rocks!!! Most of the ddr2 stuff is d9 (I’m not actually running any ddr2), but even their ddr1 stuff is mostly top quality. Just make sure that you get the exact same model number (and I do mean exact) that their site says is compatible (you do not have to use their most recommended memory, just anything they say is compatible).
Fyi, I looked it up on crucial’s site, and it would seem that you use ddr1 up to 2gig. Double check it yourself though (to be safe, I just quickly looked).
Any of this should work.
If you want crucial (the balistix is top quality), and you have time, wait for newegg to put it on sale (and sign up for their newsletter, as I have seen several hot deals on crucial through it). Fyi, I also recommend minimum of 1gig.