After almost 20 years of using Macs I’ve learned to always install as much RAM as I possibly can in any machine I use. My G4 Powerbook is maxed out at 2 Gigabytes. I’ve believed this is plenty for all the applications I run at any given moment, but now I’m not entirely sure.
Yesterday I downloaded Matt Neuburg’s free MemoryStick which provides a graphical display of your RAM usage under Mac OS X. You can instantly see how full your RAM is getting.
The Help file is useful and explains pageouts and fixed memory and the like, so now I can see that even with only a few applications open my RAM ‘disappears’ alarmingly. So, when, I wonder, will there be a new Powerbook for me — faster and with more RAM?