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    Ever get a screamin' deal on memory you just assumed was compatible
    with your computer, only to find that after you installed it, your system
    only recognized half the megabytes it should-or worse yet-wouldn't
    even boot? Suddenly, that screamin' deal becomes more of a headache
    than a money-saver. The problem might be memory density migration and
    how it relates to compatibility with different computers.

    A computer's chipset can only support the memory technology it was
    designed with. A great many older systems in use today cannot support
    the newer, higher density, less expensive chips. Thus, the less
    expensive modules (abundantly available these days) that appeal to
    the price-conscious consumer might not actually work in an older system.

    That's why we've updated Crucial's award-winning Memory Selector(TM) to
    display only the modules that are 100 percent guaranteed to work in a
    given system. For the 4,000 systems that might be affected by
    incompatible memory density we now display a special alert informing
    the customer that their system requires modules with a certain density. Want to see an example? Visit and look up memory
    upgrades for a Gateway 500 Series (SDRAM).

    To learn more about this important compatibility issue and why Crucial
    is uniquely qualified to address it, read "Compatibility. It's Crucial."
    online at:
    Cameron "Mr.Tweak" Wilmot
    Managing Director
    Tweak Town Pty Ltd