A Little Gift from the Boss

4GB, Baby! 2GB more than my desktop...

4GB, Baby! 2GB more than my desktop...

I’m sure Cory expects me to work harder now, if that’s possible, but after reaching the conclusion that 1GB of RAM in my MacBook just wasn’t cutting the butter or the cheese (my specialty), I found him a great deal using a site I no longer recommend for 4GB of RAM for $45 after mail-in rebate. The next thing I knew, I was on there ordering an upgrade.

Before the upgrade, I was running on 23MB of free RAM according to my Dashboard. Checking now with Live Chat for iThemes, 12 Firefox 3 tabs open, and TweetDeck, I have 2.5 GB of free RAM. Let’s do some math really quick.

4GB – 2.5GB = 1.5GB used — CRAP! I only had 1GB before! I suppose that’s why the hard drive was always churning. For kicks and grins, I loaded up World of Warcraft and it’s running without a skip or snag. I’m in computing heaven not waiting for windows to wrap up a few more cycles before responding. I will say Mac does a much better job of memory management than Windows, but it still has limitations with a finite amount of RAM.

  • Tyronius

    Why’d you stop recommending them? Sounds like a whole nother post to me.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      It is another post. I didn’t even mention who it is yet, but I will soon. I’m waiting until I’m not mad any more.

  • Tyronius

    Why’d you stop recommending them? Sounds like a whole nother post to me.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      It is another post. I didn’t even mention who it is yet, but I will soon. I’m waiting until I’m not mad any more.