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#1 patbox

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 08:12 AM

This is probably the most stupid trick ever published on this board, but it can be life changing. Many people struggle with slow computers at work and they just keep struggling and struggling.

This is what you do; write an e-mail to IT helpdesk: "Dear help-desk, my computer has around 1GB memory, but by normal state of affairs, I am using around 1.30GB memory (internet explorer, several word documents, pdf file, excel), which is causing my computer to be super slow. Could you give me 2GB memory, or a newer machine?"

In 2 hours, a guy came with a 2GB RAM, added to my PC, and now I have 3GB. The rest of my colleagues still have1GB, and you can just hear their hard-disk loading on all the excess memory all the time. "RAM and girls are similar. If you do not ask the girl for a date, you will not get a date."

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 12:19 PM

:thumbsup:

That's classic :flowers:

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:24 AM

My employer's help desk would probably send two woolly, hooved and horned animals and wonder why I was less than impressed!!

Well done ... !!

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 05:45 AM

If only they where that easy to manipulate.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:36 PM

If I tried that at my school, I would certainly be asked to provide: what educational value is there in upgrading your RAM; how is this going to impact your teaching abilities and the students' success on the state mandated testing instrument (please provide at least three different models for us to compare and contrast so that the administration may make an informed decision prior to granting your request); please provide complete data on the reason for your request and the cost involved (as well as whether our board-approved vendors have this RAM available); and why do you feel there is a direct correlation between the amount of RAM you have in your computer and your students' performance and success in the classroom? How will this impact them in the future, and how will this impact the district as a whole?

Then, once this is done, submit your request to the Help Desk, and see that you are now request No. 357 on campus for computer work and the estimated time until completion is approximately two months (pending district approval, of course).

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:15 PM

Well, so since I upgraded from 1GB RAM to 3GB RAM, my computer is like a Usain Bolt (he holds the world records for the 100 metres and the 200 metres).

Forget, about processor, hard disk, etc... If you just do simple tasks like word, excel, internet, e-mail a simple upgrade of RAM will make your computer outperform the others.

If you have a RAM issue at your office computer, it is even worth to consider to buy an extra 1GB RAM from your own money: fast PC will extends your life for another 10 years.
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 09:39 AM

Hmmm... Not very much of a tip or trick. But I like the way you think :thumbsup:
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 04:12 PM

Hahah, "It will extend your life by 10 years."

I can't say that isn't true.. But it is most definately worth it.
Who said I couldn't have everything?

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:01 AM

Fast PC, hot girlfriend, and good espresso will extend your life by 30 years :-)
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 03:08 PM

im not sure how true that statement is..
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:39 PM

As I see it, it's only 66.6% true :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:25 PM

As I see it, it's only 66.6% true :thumbsup:


0.666 rounded to 1 :-)
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

As I see it, it's only 66.6% true :thumbsup:


0.666 rounded to 1 :-)

Maybe... that is if you're still using an original Pentium, in which case high accuracy isn't important.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 10:59 PM

To bad my computer at school isn't that slow. If i could only email my pairents and see if they would buy me a ram upgrade....... That would be cool. Its funny that it happend that way isn't it? rofl. But, i still dont see how this is a Tip or Trick.... Nodays, it wouldn't rly happen.....




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