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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Crucial.com. All opinions are 100% mine.


A few months ago my beloved mac kept getting the dreaded “spinning wheel of death” .  

Sureit happened whenI had a a few tabs open, but I *needed* pintrest, twitter, facebook all open at once!  When I am writing a review, I usually have a tab open for each social media outlet of the product I am reviewing.  I didn’t think you could upgrade the memory on an imac because it’s just a monitor – there is no tower, and I didn’t see any slots or openings where I could get inside.  


Luckily we did a google search one day and came across a youtube video that explaind how to upgrade your Memory! On the underneath part of the monitor screen there was two tiny screws. Once you took them out you could use a ribbon cable to pull out your memory slots! The video had recommended going to crucial.com and letting them run an online scan of your computer.  Once the scan is completed,  they recommend how much memory you computer could handle, as well as what type of memory you need.  


Turns out I only had 1 GB of Ram and some of the software I had (like photoshop, and the Sims which Tony’s daughter plays on my computer) recommended more!  They recommended two, 2GB sticks of ram.  With shipping being free it was only about $70 which was far more affordable than other stores online that we checked.  As You can see, I now have a total of 4GB ram and I haven’t seen the spinning wheel of death since I upgraded.  My computer is so much faster now – it is like a brand new computer! 

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If you are a blogger, or just like to read blogs (or enter giveaways) you should really consider upgrading your memory.   I used to think my internet connection was just slow, and thats why pages lagged when loading, but once I upgrade my memory, websites load just fine – even if I have multiple tabs open!  
Cruicial.com also offers:
Right now through June 30th, you can enter the Crucial Memory Sweepstakes! All you have to do is take their quick Apple computers survey and be entered to win $10,000 worth of Apple gift cards for you and a matching $10,000 gift card donation in your name to TechSoup® Global!
In addition to the Grand Prize, one First Prize winner will receive a Crucial® SSD upgrade and one runner-up will receive a Crucial memory upgrade. 
I could go nuts with $10,000 worth of apple products! I can fnally get my laptop I have always wanted plus get ipads for my whole family so I made sure I entered! 

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11 thoughts on “Crucial Memory

  1. Kari

    That’s the problem I have with my phone! It’s my main camera, so it’s always too full of pictures to load anything else. (Even phone calls sometimes.) Silly how we’ll just plow through it for so long without fixing it! lol

    Kari

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  2. Beloved

    Diane, thanks for commenting on my blog, and so honestly. I have to agree with you, being quiet and still are two of the hardest things for me to master. However, on the occasions I get it right, the rewards are remarkable. Hope you’ll visit again sometime soon.
    Great information (though I’m a PC, not a MAC) and what a cool giveaway.
    Read you again soon.
    Peace and good.

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  3. Kelly

    I’m glad you were able to add more RAM versus having to buy a whole new computer – much cheaper. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  4. anita anderson

    my husband took his old macbook and was told it was too old to get updated. that he should just get a new one and now i know where to go when that issue arises.

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