The original 1 GB was just not cutting it on this old puppy... Also, OS 10.6.8 is as far as it would upgrade, leaving me out of the Cloud.
Everything went super smooth and easy!
I wish I had thought of doing it myself earlier!
Though the upgrade to I OS 10.7 is still on hold due to something strange going on from the app store's end, my laptop is stable and super fast again.
Who would have thought a 7 year old laptop is still so alive and well =)
Just do it!
And don't sweat the screwdriver. If you wear glasses and/or have have one of those glass repair kits around, the tiny screwdriver in there will work for the screws!