Share impressions regarding your latest tech purchase/gadget/software upgrade
I know we have a fun-filled "silly purchase of the month" thread, but how about one that focuses on computer/gadgets, upgrades, migrations to a new OS/server/etc.?
I did a very simple upgrade yesterday and I've been quite pleased with the results. I upgraded my ram from 4GB to 6GB, and it's made quite a difference to me. I frequently have quite a few applications open when I'm modding; the GECK, Paint Shop Pro IX (old school wheee), Audacity, NifSkope, and a half dozen or so browser tabs. When exiting from a game (Fallout New Vegas 90% of the time for me lately) my system would often nearly have a heart attack trying to free the memory; up to 45 seconds of black/non-refreshed screens/erratic cursor movement/browser tabs dying, etc.
After the upgrade to 6GB, that's almost completely disappeared; I'm back to clicking on things within a second or two at most. I'm surprised and pleased at how much of a difference it's made.
Good or bad, let's hear how it went for your latest system/gadget change!