Originally Posted by Christoffer
The time it takes for the computer to open a program can depend on how much RAM your computer has. The more RAM you've got, the more memory can you store on it and thereby booting programs faster because it doesn't have to read it off the harddrive
Only if you are storing those programs on a ram disk. With the speed modern computers have ram disks went the way of the dodo. IMHO the reasons for slow opening programs are many. Bad memory management. Too many programs running at one time. Slow cpu. Fragmented drive where the program is scattered out over the drive forcing the os to have to hunt for all the parts. And I could go on and on but I won't.
The savvy guys and gals here know the real reasons and have the where for all to manage the problems.
Oh and adding ram to a 32bit system will not allow you to run 64bit software. The cpu and system architecture are radically different.