So far i just updated that driver. So far the machine hasnt rebooted which is impressive so far. I have a SSD (60gb) so storage is at a premium. I changed the hibernation to off & I changed the page file from 12gb to 2 gb (I figure that it wont go over 14gb of ram).
I think the splitting the ram is a good idea. I would give it to a friend but I want to make sure it works so I dont get calls about problems down the line.