My main computer is running like a pro now. I just upgraded the memory to 3 gigs of RAM. I tell people all the time, “Upgrading your computer’s memory is the most noticeable way to make it run faster.” Needless to say, I love being able to switch between programs with virtually no lag time.
It is kind of a bittersweet upgrade though as it will be the last upgrade I make to this machine. I built this computer in October of ’03 which puts it past the usual three year lifespan of computers, and according to Moore’s Law technology doubles every two years. My motherboard is maxed out –processor, graphics card, and now memory are all the fastest it can handle. It’s definitely nice to have such a solid computer, but at the same time I can’t wait to build my next one.