Okay, this is confussing me. I still haven't put that gig stick into my Mac, but still 53.94 mb of free Ram with only Safari (and activity monitor) open just doesn't sound right. Safari itself is eating 75.46 MB of ram with two tabs open (amazon and macrumors). I dont believe either site uses flash, but to solve that problem I took the plunge and installed the intel alpha of the flash plugin. What is killing my performance, or is this normal?