I bought my laptop, Beaker, in 2008, and haven’t done upgrades to him at all in that time. So, finally, I increased the amount of memory. Beaker came with two 1GB modules, so I replaced one of them with a 2GB Crucial module, bringing the total to 3GB. Interestingly, this means that Beaker has the most RAM of all of my computers. But that’s not too bad of an idea — laptops benefit greatly from RAM because they typically have slower hard drives, and more RAM means hitting the hard drive less. Still very happy with Beaker, and may go ahead and replace the other 1GB module at some point.