Saturday, March 20, 2010


Well, I'm home now.  After getting back, one of the first things I did besides sleep (jetlag sucks, btw) was check my mail.  Sure enough, there was a package there for me.  It was the memory I ordered.

Now, for those of you who might not know, RAM is your memory, and the more of it you have in your system, the better.  Well, as you may have read in an earlier post, I only had two Gigs of RAM, due to a speed discrepency I found between some of the sticks I had, it was limiting my overclocking potential for my CPU.  Unfortunately, even after the fix, I was still limited two Gigs of still-not-quite-that-fast RAM.  So I ended up ordering 4 Gigs of 1066 MHz RAM (DDR2).  Now its in my system, and it's better than ever.

Next up I have planned an even better upgrade.  I will be going from Win 7 RC to Win 7 Home Preimium.  On a solid state drive!  An OCZ Vertex 30 Gig SSD.  It's only big enough to hold the OS  and maybe one or two programs, but it should improve my initial load time dramatically.  I already have the drive (it's the part I was waiting for in the mail), and now I'm waiting on the OS, which hasn't shipped yet.  I'll post again when I'm ready for the upgrade.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I just got the part I ordered today. I can't wait to install it and see what it can do!

Monday, March 8, 2010


So, I've been visiting with some family recently, and before I left I ordered a new part for my computer. Ihad it sent to the address I'm visiting because I figured it would get there sooner. It's still not here. Not cool. I keep checking the tracking number on Newegg, and it's been stuck in the same place for the last 4 days. I ordered it at least 11 days ago. Not cool USPS. Not cool. Leave a comment if you've ever been strung along waiting for a part.