Re: Trying to upgrade
More RAM won't really help your cause. What you need is a better processor, but for laptops that's really hard to upgrade. I recommend you save up for a newer one (laptop); that's really your best option. Second to that, I'd say is either upgrading to Windows 7 or downgrading to XP. Vista hogs too much resources. Also, try to keep as little "junk programs" installed as possible. If you have a 5400RPM hard drive you can upgrade that to 7200RPM. However, that would be at a significant cost.