MacBook Pro 2009 Slow!

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I just download the Yosemite on my OS X MacBook Pro. I have been updating my OS X all along and have 50.99 of GB Storage remaining. The problem is my 2GB of memory is being used. I went to the Apple site to possibly upgrade my memory and there currently is none. What do I need to do in order to speed up my MacBook Pro?
 
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You can put up to 8 GB in the '09 2.26 Ghz MBP. We recommend heading to OWC or Crucial.
 
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You can put up to 8 GB in the '09 2.26 Ghz MBP. We recommend heading to OWC or Crucial.

Thanks! Before I purchase more memory, is there any way to clear the 2 GB of memory I am currently using AND/OR see what the 2 GB of memory is being used for?
 

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There is no need to know what is in memory (in this case) since you're going to be turning off your machine to replace what you have with new RAM.

Memory is "volatile", meaning it is cleared every time you turn the machine off &/or it loses power. Your permanent data is stored on the hard drive not in memory..
 
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There is no need to know what is in memory (in this case) since you're going to be turning off your machine to replace what you have with new RAM.

Memory is "volatile", meaning it is cleared every time you turn the machine off &/or it loses power. Your permanent data is stored on the hard drive not in memory..

Okay, great. When I replace my RAM, should I not worry about upgrading my memory then?
 

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RAM and memory are two ways of saying the same thing.
 

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