Quote: Originally Posted by theveterans
2 GB ram is the absolute minimum required for smooth Windows 7 64-bit experience according to Microsoft. Your system is only using 1 stick of 2 GB DDR2 hence your system will be on the slow side. Windows 7 64-bit generally occupies 1.2 GB of RAM alone. Keep in mind that when you use your browser (Chrome/Chromium is the most memory hog in my experience), it will use around 400 or more MB with a couple of tabs thus making Windows use a lot of pagefile writing which slows your PC down to a crawl. Adding another 2 GB of the same RAM should improve your performance considerably.
It's got two 1 gb sticks, which I could change out to two 2gb sticks.
This is the max my motherboard can take, hence my desire for x64, so that I could use it all.
My motherboard was designed for xp and vista not 7.
But I don't use the pc enough to justify a big upgrade