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Chapter 6. Installing Additional Software > Task: Verifying Available Memory

Task: Verifying Available Memory

Do you have enough memory (RAM)? Mac OS X itself uses a lot of memory, and the more you have the better performance will be. While Mac OS X includes a highly advanced virtual memory feature to get the most out of existing memory, if there isn't enough memory to run all your programs your system can bog down noticeably.

Mac OS X requires a minimum of 128MB of RAM, but the sweet spot, where performance takes the greatest boost, is roughly twice that. This makes a RAM upgrade not just a luxury, but an essential need for optimal performance.



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