I’m running Vista 64 on my XPS
700 720 and I just upgraded from 2 GB RAM to 4 GB of 800 MHz dual channel DDR2 ram. My system was running slowly (it’s a Microsoft Operating System).
The RAM even came with heat sinks. After the upgrade my system does perform nicely and I have much less disk thrashing. But Vista is a pig. Even running idle and having only Firefox or Internet Explorer, the system is using more than 1 GB of RAM. That’s just nuts.
This is one reason why people should stick with XP. With every iteration of Windows you get an even more hungry monster for very little benefit. I’m glad I moved to Vista but that’s because I have a character defect. I like working with broken and difficult systems.
I went with the 64 bit version because I was sure I’d run application that could use the RAM. With a 32 bit Microsoft OS you get a actual limit of somewhere between 2 and 3 GB’s. It’s an addressing issue and the fix is to go 64 bit.