I’ve been editing my movies using iMovie on our mid-2011 iMac. Lately, it’s beginning to show its age — it takes a while to launch the application, and it often hangs.

I don’t have the budget for a new one so I opted for the next best thing — upgrade the memory!

The stock set up runs at 4 GB RAM. It was awesome at that time, but with the processing power needed now to edit my “awesome” home movies, it can’t keep up.

I went to Amazon and bought myself four of these babies:

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Then, I went to YouTube and looked for a how-to-install video. I found this:

From 4 GB, my iMac now has 16 GB of memory! I can’t wait to give it a test run!

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