Are you a heavy computer user? I am.
I always have more than one browser open, along with my email programme. Then I use any other programme at any given moment. One for viewing photos, one for cropping, Photoshop etc. ALL at the same time. My iMac came with 4 gig of memory, so you can imagine that I am often running with next to nothing free.
I decided a memory upgrade was in order. I used the Crucial site, as it scans your system and shows you all the various upgrade options for your PC. Nice and easy is the way I like things now. I decided to go for two 4 gig modules to add to the two 2 gigs I already have, which would give me a healthy 12 gig in total. Later I would swap the two 2 gig modules for 4 gigs also but, for now 12 gig would do me nicely.
It arrived in a few days and we set to installing it. Installing memory on a Mac is a piece of cake. As I said, nice and easy is the way I like things now. We plugged everything in and switched on….. Nothing.
After several tests of switching modules, removing modules one by one and restarting (or not), we discovered that one module was faulty. They told us to return both modules for replacement, which meant I was back to having to actually close some programmes down as I opened another.
It’s Friday and we can’t post them off until Monday so Mo suggested I install the one module that’s working, until Sunday night. “Great idea” I said. “I’ll get the packaging ready so all I have to do is pop it straight in and seal it Sunday night”.
We install the module and plug everything back. I have 8 gig for the weekend. I printed out the prepaid address and returns number, along with the relevant paperwork.
Lookie here! What a nice, neat package. All ready for Sunday night……….. er……….
“Mo! Look what I’ve done!”
Mo looks blankly at my nice, neat package and says “Wha…….”
I tear the package apart, print out new labels and get a new Jiffy envelope out, ready for Sunday night, when I can actually place both memory modules in it.
I worry about me.