Just popping in for a minute to ask a question, I'll be back later, gotta let the chickens out pretty quick, they are a'squawking away, hee, hee.
A few nights ago (well actually last Sunday night), I had to contact Dell, whom we had purchased my laptop. It is a Inspiron 1501, with 2 Gs of ram, using Vista. I had not been able to hook up to the internet for a couple of days. All other laptops here worked fine. I thought it may have been the network card again, which I had replaced on this laptop in February last.
My sojourn with Dell was about 3 hours long, all the techs are in India, go figure that one, surely gotta wonder what that long distance charge will be.
As it turned out, the drivers were corrupt. He took over my computer remotely, and it was the time of my life watching him do all the stuff to my computer, it was rather an odd feeling actually, it was like some alien had jumped down and was sitting beside me with an invisible hand. Enough of that. He had to download new drivers from the website, along with many other things, including giving me a new IP address, for my computer only, my hard drive was having a difficult time with several other routers that it was getting, shall I say, "confused" with. Anyways, after all was said and done, things are good again.
He indicated that I had an excellent internet provider and that part of my system was fast, but suggested that with the size of the operating system of Vista that I upgrade to 4 G of ram, from the 2 that I currently have. THey had a "great deal" on 2 (2 G of ram) and that I would notice a very great increase in speed of my computer with going to 4 from the two. Listening to his advice, I ordered the 4 G and it would come in the mail shortly (and it did on Tuesday, pretty fast stuff).
My Husband installed the new ram for me (taking the old ram from my computer and putting it in his, so that was good for him too). The dude at Dell told me that it was better to get 2 new pieces of that software, than to put in one new piece of software and keep the old one (prob just a sales gimic, but that is OK, my Husband's computer will be faster too, and that is a good thing too).
Eeeks!!!!! I am ramblin', I had just a short little question and look what happened now. A book has been written, and oh, the chickens are now really screamin' to be let out, oh well, suck it up, they are just gonna have to wait, I am king of their roost, hee, hee.
Why do I ramble so? I think that I may almost forgotten the question that I was going to ask. Right, now what was that thing anyways?
Oh yes, with the increase to 4 g (how do you type gigabyte anyways?), where should I notice speed enhancements. Please list all areas. I do notice that my computer shuts down about 5 times faster and boots up about 10 times faster, so those are the only two improvements that I can see, but man oh man, are they ever nice improvements. Looking forward to reading some answers later on (hint, hint!!!). Have that most wonderful, beautiful day, groove on and love our great lives we all live and share, my friends. Cindi