You Can Never Have Too Much RAM!

You get a lot of bang for your buck when you upgrade your Mac’s RAM. Get an additional 2GB or 4GB; you can never have too much. Your Mac will run better with at least 4GB of RAM, which will cost you under $100 in most cases and can be installed by anyone. Yes, anyone — the instructions are right there in your User Guide booklet, or you can find them at the Apple Technical Support pages (www.apple.com/support ; search for RAM upgrade and your Mac model).

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