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This is the exact laptop that I have at the moment.
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...54-Widescreen/

I am looking at upgrading the standard 1GB (2x512MB) of RAM that it already comes with to its max 2GB (2x1GB) and am pretty limited. The limitation is that it has to be DDR2 667 (PC2-5300). Nothing more and nothing less... bummer i know. But this will be for my younger brothers so more than 2GB would be quite overkill anyways. What I do want though is the best performance out of those 2GB's. A quick search on Newegg and Microcenter churns out this list of possible choices.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ED&PageSize=20
http://www.microcenter.com/search/se...rt=NewProduct&

Which should I get? If you have other suggestions that are not on that page, please show them!

As for the HDD, I just want something that is around 120GB, moderately fast, and is affordable. I'm not sure if the hardware in the laptop supports SSD's but if you think it does be my guest

Money is not a problem! DDR2 memory is on the cheap especially for that specific speed and HDD's come in all prices.

Thanks for the help
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This Memory

This SSD
    
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Any reason why you chose those? (I see you're into Unix. I have a NetBSD server sitting on the side myself )
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Any reason why you chose those? (I see you're into Unix. I have a NetBSD server sitting on the side myself )
1. G.Skill makes solid memory, it's the right speed at a fair price. No issues here.

2. Issues with this one. Crucial C300 are great SSDs but I highly doubt the laptop it's going into has SATA 6Gb/s ports. C300s don't perform as well on SATA 3Gb/s interface so a Sandforce-based SSD would be a better choice (OCZ Vertex 2, etc).
Edited by MCBrown.CA - 2/21/11 at 10:21am
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1. G.Skill makes solid memory, it's the right speed at a fair price. No issues here.

2. Issues with this one. Crucial C300 are great SSDs but I highly doubt the laptop it's going into has SATA 6Gb/s ports. C300s don't perform as well on SATA 3Gb/s interface so a Sandforce-based SSD would be a better choice (OCZ Vertex 2, etc).
1) thats why
2) didnt notice that I prefer crucial/oc/gskill SSD's though
    
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I have the same Laptop and I am running Crucial's Mid-Grade Memory I purchased right from their Web Page. I upgraded from 2 512's to 2 1 GB Crucial sticks. I play BF2 on this computer with Zero Problems and it has held up just fine. Memory cost me something like $40 shipped for both sticks right from Crucial.
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1. G.Skill makes solid memory, it's the right speed at a fair price. No issues here.

2. Issues with this one. Crucial C300 are great SSDs but I highly doubt the laptop it's going into has SATA 6Gb/s ports. C300s don't perform as well on SATA 3Gb/s interface so a Sandforce-based SSD would be a better choice (OCZ Vertex 2, etc).
Not really, its just chips, you can get 4 GB for that price posted above. Also get a Vertex 2 if you want an SSD, don't bother with a C300, I don't think there are any models which use SATA III, so getting a C300 is pointless.
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This kit should downclock automatically to 667Mhz at CL4 timings as per SPD
Much better non-generic timing for same price
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