The price of 1GB and 2GB RAM modules is so low right now that you may want to fill up your Mac. Giving your Mac more memory provides an instant performance boost for as little as $28 for 2GB, or $56 for 4 GB. One of our favorite websites to check for memory prices is Crucial.
Along with good prices and quality RAM, they also offer their Crucial System Scanner, a free utility that tells you how much and what kind of memory your Mac can hold. And currently, if you use that scanner they’ll give you free shipping on any order over $50.
Jeff Gamet is a contributing editor for Design Tools Monthly, the executive summary of graphic design news. He is also the morning editor and reviews editor for The Mac Observer and iPodObserver.com, and contributing writer for Layers Magazine and Photoshop User. He writes the InBrief column for InDesign Magazine, and is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X,” from Peachpit Press
When Jeff isn’t writing about the graphic design world, he’s talking about it on the Design Tools Weekly podcast with co-host Jay Nelson. He also talks about Apple and the Mac world every week on The Mac Observer’s Apple Weekly Report.
Jeff studies, tests and reviews new software and technologies for the Macintosh community as well as the design and print industries. He is a former Pre-press specialist, and has nearly 25 years experience with computer technology. Jeff trains, lectures and consults on techniques for more efficiently using Mac OS X in creative environments throughout the country.
In the rare moments when he can get away from his MacBook Pro, Jeff spends his time climbing and biking in the Colorado mountains.