Upgrade RAM – Mac Kung Fu, 2nd Edition

Tip 324Upgrade RAM

Most Macs are designed so their memory can be easily upgraded by users, and OS X includes a utility that tells you what’s currently filling the RAM slots, as well as if any are free. It also provides a link to the manual on the Apple website that gives step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade.

To access this utility, click the Apple menu, and click About This Mac. Then click the More Info button in the dialog box that appears, and in the new program window you see, click the Memory menu button within the program window. Then click the Memory Upgrade Instructions link at the bottom right. For an example, see Figure 49, Viewing free memory slots.

Figure 49. Viewing free memory slots