Right guys, I wanna add some memory (RAM) to the laptop and to the desktop system. However, before I do this, I just wanna enquire will this simple upgrade of RAM speed up my computers? If not, what upgrades will I achieve my goal with. The desktop system has 256mb of ram and 1.7ghz processor with a 40gb HD. The laptop has windows vista home basic, with Intel Celeron CPU 540@ 1.86ghz 1.86ghz, 1GB RAM, 32 bit operating system. Can someone also please tell exactly what the processor speed of the laptop is? I'm not clear why it says 1.86GHZ twice. Sorry for being a dumb a ss, not very experienced with computers!