I have iStat menus installed, and every time I look at my RAM item it's almost maxed out. The computer's performance is taking a hit. I suppose I could keep less applications open at once, but I know how to switch out RAM and I like that option more. The user guide says my Late '08 Unibody can take 4GB total, and I have 2GB right now. How much would I be looking for this upgrade? What are your favorite dealers? While I'm spending large amounts of money on computer parts, I'm considering installing another speed boost in the form of an SSD drive. Since this is a less proven technology, what are your opinions on this decision? Considering the lack of FireWire, how do you recommend moving my data over? What are the best brands, and how much do they go for? MacForums has yet to let me down on my MacBook repairs and upgrades. Y'all saved me over $600 when I repaired the screen on my old blackbook by buying a screen from PowerBookMedic and self-installing instead of shipping it off to Apple. Hopefully you can help me out with this "elective surgery" as well. Thanks! *Note: For the cloning process, I have access to a) the old blackbook, b) a 17" MBP, c) another unibody (but I don't expect to use it b/c lack of firewire) and d) a whitebook from about the same time as blackbook. Thanks!