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Activity Monitor on Your Mac Mini

If you're considering a Mac Mini RAM upgrade, here's a sure way to find out if your current system would benefit from more Apple RAM.  Go to your Applications folder in your Finder and look for the Utilities folder.  Inside this folder, you will find a handy application called the Activity Monitor.  Double click on this application, find the System Memory option at the bottom half of the screen. 

Ramjet Mac Mini Memory Upgrade You will find terms used for Free, Wired, Active, Inactive, and Used.  The pie chart provided to the right will indicate how much is allocated to each of these terms.  The important one to note is Free memory.  If you discover that your pie chart has less than 25% allocated to free memory, it is likely that you are due for a Apple RAM upgrade.

Pay Attention to Page Outs:

Page outs happen when your system has to write information from RAM onto your hard drive because your RAM is full.  This is a sure indication that by adding more Apple memory from Ramjet, you should see a substantial increase in your system's speed and overall performance. These are some memory upgrade options for your Mac Mini machine.