RAM is always a good upgrade. However, I read the OP and he mentions it is slow to start. RAM probably won't help that whole lot since the laptop likely has a 4200 RPM drive in it. Typically that is one huge disadvantage to buying a cheap/mid-range laptop. The HDDs are dog slow. 5400 RPM is better and 7200 RPM is standard desktop speed.
However, RAM will help nearly everything else..... if whatever you're doing is drive intensive it is painful on a 4200 RPM drive and frankly 7200 RPM drives are still slow.
Anyone know what's up with RAM drives? I heard they had 40GB versions out - just not consumer grade.
My '03 Sold.
Last edited by ceyko; 10-11-2007 at 08:16 AM.