I've got a pretty basic laptop that I never use, but it still runs well...1.8ghz processor, 40gb hard drive and 512mb of RAM. I'm going abroad for a long time and will have it with me for web surfing, word processing, movies and music, and maybe a little programming.
I decided to upgrade the laptop for fun and out of boredom, so I ordered 2gb of RAM, and a 120gb harddrive to replace the current one.
1. Was the RAM upgrade pointless, or will I notice a considerable change in performance?
2. By quadrupling the memory, is it possible that there will be some overheating issues?
3. I've taken laptop hard drives and memory out before, but is there anything I should know before I do this upgrade? Any pointers?