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Don't quite see why it would need an upgrade, those specs are pretty good for a laptop. Should run Vista + programs great.
The only thing I can think, if you've done defrag/cleaner/etc., is that there's something up with the hard drive to cause lags, but I'm doubtful that's the problem; you could always run a chkdsk to see if there are any bad sectors to see if it is a problem. Another possibility is that there's something up with the Vista install, of which formatting would solve, but again I'm doubtful (dual-booting with another OS would test that).
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