Thursday, October 04, 2007

Time Regained

Thanks to Jeff Kaufman, who might as well be the King of Sycamore Avenue, I have finally taken care of my sluggish computer syndrome.

Okay, you know how your computer just isn’t as fast as it used to be? Well, that’s because it isn’t. You need it to be faster. Sure, you can slow down in other areas of your life. Take long strolls along the Seine. Watch the roses grow. Pet your animals. Chew completely.

But in order to do that, you need your computer to be zippy so you’re not wasting time.

I only had 512 RAM going. I needed to double it.

Here’s what you do to see if you can increase the speed of your computer. It was so simple, a slightly educated monkey could do it.

Right click on you’re My Computer, click on Properties. A list of info shows up.
The amount of RAM is listed at the bottom, right next to the speed (Hz) of your processor. You might have 256 RAM or 512 RAM or 1GB RAM.

Also, you have to know what your computer model is.

Figure these things out. Write them down or do a dance about them. Just, remember them.

Then, go to

Follow their easy steps for Memory Upgrade. You put in the necessary info you have at hand, they let you know what the maximum amount of RAM you can have in your model. You buy the extra RAM (mine was only $40). They send it to you.

Then, you just slip it in. Every computer is different---but basically, there’s always some simple slot somewhere just underneath a panel and you click it in. If you don’t know where your slot is, you can certainly do an online search for it. It truly does just click in.

Jeff was the inspiration. My credit card was so convenient.

My computer now runs gazelle-fast...even when I type, the letters hit the screen faster. It’s a fucking miracle.

I went from 512 to 1GB.

I wish I did this three years ago.


Anonymous said...

FYI, if you get Vista, you need to have at least 2 GB. And don't think about upgrading to Vista unless you are getting a new machine.

El Rey de Sycamore

Rebecca Waring said...

But I don't WANT to have to know all this shit! I'm already maxed out on RAM slots. I was perfectly happy with Windows 2000. And now Verizon has 'upgraded' their Security Suite so that it now uses ALL my virtual memory and I can't use my computer. You know, I think I actually hate computers.