One day last week I was trying to run Windows Vista in a Parallels VM, watching my computer grind to a halt. It was paging, and boy was it painful. I decided it was a good idea to upgrade my Macbook’s RAM from 1GB to 2GB. I figured that this would cost me around $200-300, which I wasn’t to happy about. After actually looking for RAM, I found out that it would only cost me $90 which included the price of shipping and tax. I was ecstatic, and quickly purchased it.
Well, I finally installed it today, and I must say that my computer feels faster. Maybe it’s also because I had to reboot it (first time in at least a week), but things just feel faster. Now I can run Firefox in gdb and do other things without my computer freaking out and dying on me. It’s quite nice!
With that said, if anyone wants to buy a 512MB stick of Macbook RAM off of me, let me know as I now have two of them.