Upgrading my iMac’s Memory

Upgrading my iMac’s Memory

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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Leopard Love: Reason 2

Everything’s so simple, I’m just so amazed, and because of that I’m sounding like an Apple fanboy!

So you shoot videos using Pure Digital’s Flip Video Ultra and you have means to share these on YouTube or Kyte. Now comes the missing link – Apple’s iMovie from the iLife ’08 suite.

It’s so easy that I was able to make a short wala lang movie from the footages I took in Nigel’s birthday party. Granted I still have tons to learn on editing and shit, but to do something like this with just dragging and putting texts blew my mind away. When I showed what I did to my wife, she was so jealous she can’t wait to have her own Mac.

Now if only we had this technology when we were shooting our short film in high school, then Lilim would have been chosen as the class film instead of that silly kidnap comedy.

Check out what I did in my Kyte channel.