Thursday, June 19, 2008

RAMming my head against a wall...

I am becoming a computer geek. Since I started my digital scrapbooking class, I have been learning all these new, cool things to do in Photoshop. I have also been learning that my computer is a piece of crap.

After trying to figure it out on my own and performing all these weird maintenance tasks last night, I finally emailed Jessica Sprague, the teacher of my class, this morning to tell her that I didn't know if I would be able to complete the class because everytime I work in Photoshop it just shuts down by itself. It is ultimately frustrating. She wrote me back and told me that it sounded like my computer is low on RAM. After researching this, I realized she is totally correct. I don't exactly know what RAM is or how to get more, but I need some. It's like this unattainable, intangible thing, like...happiness, or...perfection. Does it come in a box? Can I download it? I don't know.

But I decided that instead of wasting any money on this dinosaur of a machine, I would wait until we get a new computer. We have been planning on getting a new one when we get to Washington, just because we both have really old, outdated laptops and we frankly need something better. I have been trying to convince Andrew that we should buy one while we are here in Altus, but he flat-out refuses.

So for now, I am stuck with what I have. An incomprehensibly slow computer that drives me crazier every time I use it. But here's the mystery...I still can't stop using it.

3 comments:

Elise said...

You should definitely get an iMac. They are awesome for designing stuff. I am totally in love with mine :).

Lisa said...

When you get a new computer- definitely 'splurge' on more RAM! Faster, better, happier computer! And happier you, I promise.

Annie said...

I have the EXACT same problem with my computer right now! I can't even download Photoshop because of it. We are buying some more RAM soon and installing it on the computer. It's actually not a very big deal - Talon found some huge RAM online for like $50.00. It was 1 gigabyte.