Thursday, May 13, 2010

$89.95. That was all it took.


That was all it took.

My computer has been running like a dog lately.  It was getting slower and slower by the day.

It was getting so bad that I would click on something, get up from the computer, put in a load of laundry, grab a glass of sweat tea, come back to the computer and it would finally, finally be almost done with what ever task I had just asked it to do.  And we are talking about switching from one website to another - not calculating some complex equation, because I do all that fancy math on my other computer.

Anyway, I was about to pull my hair out.

Since we were going to be at the beach last weekend anyway, I decided to drop my computer off at the local computer fix-it shop to see what they had to say.  (We know have a local computer fix-it shop.  I don't have to drive all the way to the big city anymore when I want to throw my computer out the window like I used to have to do!)

The nice guy from the computer fix-it shop called me at the beach and said it just looked like I needed some more memory.

So he added 1 gig of memory and I feel like I have a new computer this one is zipping around so fast! 

And yes, I am aware that I could have gotten 1 gig of memory for $40 and installed it myself.  Well, let me correct myself, my husband could have installed it.  However, my husband is usually either on his way to work, at work, coming home from work, out of the country on a business trip for work or sleeping so I decided to give him a break and just pay the nice computer guy at the local fix-it shop.

I think $89.95 was a bargain!


Lee and Beth said...

Our computer has been running a little slow lately, too. We even have the fastest internet speed we can get in our town. Our problem is our computer charger. We need a new one. We just don't want to spend the money on one right now. But a little extra internet speed would be good. Waiting even 30 seconds for a site to come up is too much for us impatient ones. :)

Pam said...

My computer has been running painfully slow. It needs to be backed up, wiped clean, and given a fresh install (this all according to my techie husband), but since I am going to replace it soon with a laptop, I figure I might as well just wait, and he can do all that when he prepares it for sale. I know from watching him work on various computers that extra memory is often the answer to a slow computer, so I am happy for you!

Mari said...

I think it's worth it too! A fast computer is a good thing!

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