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Mac Tips and Tricks - Gaming on Your Mac

With the new World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion scheduled for November and the holiday season computer game releases just around the corner, it’s time to gear up for a whole new level of gaming. After all, you wouldn’t want to step into a PvP arena looking like a newb, would you? We have gathered a few tips to twink you out prior to game time... Check out a few of the Ramjet staff’s favorite features: A custom PC is overrated. Contrary to popular belief, computer gaming need not just pertain to a flashy PC unit. More MACs today...

Make Your Battery Last Longer

Everybody loves the portability of a laptop - but how portable is it if you're constantly looking for an outlet to plug in?  Here's some tips on how to preserve your laptop battery life. 1. Turn your screen brightness down.  One of the easiest ways to save battery power is to turn the screen brightness down.  Tap your F1 key to turn your screen brightness down, or open System Preferences, click Displays, and then adjust the screen brightness slider to where you're comfortable.  If you want to turn the brightness back up once you're plugged in, just tap the F2...

Activity Monitor on Your MacBook

If you're considering a MacBook RAM upgrade, here's a sure way to find out if your current system would benefit from installing more Apple RAM. Go to your Applications folder in your Finder window, and look for the Utilities folder. Inside this folder, you will find a handy application called the Activity Monitor. Double click on this application and find the System Memory option at the bottom half of the screen. You can also do a search for Activity Monitor in your Spotlight. You will find terms used for Free, Wired, Active, Inactive, and Used. The pie chart provided to...

MacBook RAM Upgrades and More

The MacBook, while now replaced by the MacBook Air line of Mac laptops, is still a great machine and continues to be the main laptop for many Apple users. These machines have seen several updates, from the original 13" MacBook that used DDR2-667Mhz memory to the most recent version from 2010 that used DDR3-1066Mhz. Unlike the MacBook Air, the MacBook has the benefit of being able to be upgraded, while the MacBook Air unfortunately cannot take upgrades either of MacBook RAM or hard drive. It is this upgradeability that has many users still using their MacBook today. MacBook Memory Slots...

Where Can I Find My Mac Model ID?

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A Mac's Model Identifier, or Model ID, is the surest way to identify the system memory for apple mac computers.  First, select "About This Mac" in your Apple Menu (top left corner). Then, select the "More Info..." button in the About This Mac window.  In the example below, the Model Identifier is for a Mac Pro 2,1 machine.  Once you know your MacBook's Model ID, you can shop for Ramjet MacBook RAM by your Model ID.   This will open your Apple System Profiler. The second line in your Hardware Overview section will display the Model ID. In OS X 10.4...