"Anyway, the issue now is random access memory (RAM).
My wife's laptop has a serious RAM deficiency. It's beyond slow, in
layman's terms. I knew that her shiny new HP Compaq laptop, running
the memory-sucking Vista, should've been more souped up when we
bought it 6 months ago at Best Buy. But it was on sale, and I
didn't think it would be this slow. I didn't listen to that little
voice in my head. Now my wife says she feels like she's back on
"I know I could research the kind of RAM module she needs, how
much she currently has, then buy it and install it myself -- which
I've never done. I've heard it's a cinch to install RAM. Heck,
there are undoubtedly YouTube how-to videos. But there's a little
voice in my head again, and this time it's saying: Don't do it. Put
down the tiny screwdriver, if I can actually find that one. I
recently snapped one of those opening something (refer to
"bull-in-china-shop" kind of guy.)"