Time flies by so fast. I have now had my own laptop since December of 2010. I still enjoy using it quite a bit, but I could really use more memory. I say that because I tend to open up quite a few internet tabs at a time, and so I could use the extra head-space.
Case in point, right now according to system monitor I am using 1.7 GB of RAM. Of course, I do have 18 tabs open at the same time. OK, so I just closed out five of them. Now let’s look again shall we?
WOW! I am now using 100 MB less big deal!!! Then I closed a PDF I’m not reading right now and now I’m down to using 1.5 GB. 3 more tabs gone now down to 1.3 GB. I’m also using less swap as well.
I do realize that I am limited in how much RAM I can add as my laptop is so ancient that it can only support a 32-bit operating system. So, I can only go up to 4 GB of RAM. With that being the case once I get a second 2 GB RAM stick, their will be some RAM that goes to waste. At the same time with RAM being as cheap as it is its not really a major issue.
I mean, 2 GB for $30.00. Not bad. If it allows me to enjoy my laptop even a little more its well worth it to me.
Of course, I could just have less tabs open at a time, I admit that was crazy!!!
Just the same the extra RAM would come in handy for various programs that I have installed and I will keep you posted over any improvements I notice once I get it.