Memory upgrade

This is sort of off-topic, but can anyone suggest a good place to get more memory? Does it make a difference, other than price, where or what I buy? The best I've found is 512MB for $87. Is that good?

If it matters, I've got a Mac G4 733 with 386MB.
I don't know what your budget is, but there are a lot of G4 CPU upgrades available. Giga Designs recently started selling a single CPU 1.8 GHz G4 upgrade for $400 which would definitely extend the life of your computer. A friend of mine turned his old dual 500 G4 into a dual 1.4 GHz G4 and is very happy.
Yes, the program will run. It just won't run as efficiently as it would if you had a faster processor. Your 733 Ghz G4 is pretty much the minimum level processor allowed by the system requirements. If you plan to get more mileage out of your current computer, upgrading RAM for $100 is a nominal price. However, if you're thinking of upgrading your computer in the near future, it might be worth considering doing sooner than later if you're going to dive deeply into VDL:2.
Cool. I'll check all of the above.

But, before I buy, assuming I get another gig, will the program run? I'd be at about 1.4 gig. What jmattson said has me a little nervous about dropping another $100 just to find that my machine still won't keep up.
I have had great luck with http://www.ramseeker.com/.

It's basically a site that helps you shop for the best deals by make and model of your computer. The cheapest has generally come from a place called 18004memory.com.

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I went to crucial.com to determine specifically what kind of RAM my computer needs and then bought my RAM from www.newegg.com.

They had the cheapest prices I could find on the net. I got 2 512 cards for about $100.00 total.
Macs are VERY picky about what kind of RAM they will use. I have owned a lot of them over the years and learned that the hard way. Buying low-price PC compatible RAM won't always work. You also have an old Mac that uses SDRAM instead of DDR-RAM so prices will be higher. www.crucial.com has 512 MB for $90 that is guaranteed to work with your computer and is a very reputable company. But even after that, you will still have an old processor and under 1 GB of RAM- that will definitely limit you from being able to play back a full pit + battery. It might be time to sell it on eBay and invest in a G5 :)
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