Laptop RAM problem
I've got a Dell Inspiron 1000. I know it's not the greatest laptop in the world but I don't use it for much so it suits me. Anyway, it's windows XP and it came with 256MB RAM built on board. I noticed for watching DVD's and the like that this wasn't enough as the videos would drag and the sound would get out of sync. Aswell as other programs being incredibly slow.
I added another 256mb to it. It turned out that the max amount I can actually add to it is 512 because there's only one spare slot and that's the max it can take.
Haven't really noticed any performance changes since this. Watching a DVD or a video clip on the internet is still the same and even at times just IE alone uses up almost 100% of the CPU usage. My home PC only has 256 and it plays DVD's fine and I've never really had these types of issues with it, maybe it's because this is a laptop?
I am also very concious about what's running in the backround and I do try to have as little as possible, only things I need.