Check your pageouts in Activity Monitor (under System Memory). I think having 0 pageouts after a few days of computer usage is a good sign you have enough RAM.
Don't worry, it's not that catastrophic having pageouts. I have 392598 pageouts and I have 2GB of RAM, but that's after 21 days uptime.Eek !!! I had 1178 pageouts ...<snip> I have a iBook G4 (with 512 MB ram), released Aug. 2005: do I already need more RAM ?!
Heh, I run like 10-20 at once on 768MB. It gets a tad sluggish sometimes.Damn... 271946. And yes, it is a bit sluggish (although I run probably 5 programs simultaneously on average).
I'd order it online personally. otherworldcomputing.com and crucial.com are good sources.How do I go about getting more RAM?
Yes.I have 512 MB RAM for my Aug 2005 17" Powerbook G4. Is it a quick operation?
Probably, but it'll cost more.Do the Apple Stores do it themselves?
Heh, i have 380531 page-out, in a 9 day uptime with my 1.5 GBs RAM. Though I got most of those page-outs during my Aperture/Photoshop sessionEek !!!
I had 1178 pageouts (yes, the denominator....) !
(and I only had the computer running for a few minutes, I had firefox 2.0 with a couple tabs open and neooffice with one open file.) (When I started up itunes and started playing a file, it went up to 6588 pageouts !!!)
I have a iBook G4 (with 512 MB ram), released Aug. 2005: do I already need more RAM ?!
It seems as if it has only been slower in the past month or two...
Is there any other maintenance (besides running onyx) that I do to help speed it up to its old shape ?!