So, I checked on my 2gb of ram, and it always seems to be in use, even when i'm just browsing a few websites. So i decided to turn off my computer, and turn it back on to see how much ram is in use. looks like 1.5 of the 2gb to me...any ideas why? I do have a dropbox app open when my computer starts, but that's it....... I can't upgrade my ram, so any way to reduce its use should make things faster ---------- After uploading a picture online and making a post on Macrumors, i'm up to almost 1.9 of 2.0 gb used..... ---------- Maybe this helps diagnose the problem.... That is scrolled all the way to the bottom, sorted by Real Mem - so the biggest user is Google Chrome renderer at less than 150mb.