Last week I upped the memory in my Acer notebook from 1 gb to 2 gb. click here I am amazed at the difference in performance, mainly start up times, which are now around 90 secs for the full desktop and sidebar to appear and to get online. It was nearer 3 or 4 minutes before and then with a lot of HDD and slowing down for the first few minutes. Shutdown, well thats quick, a couple of secs for the desktop to collapse and around 30 secs in total to fully shut down. Again this was nearer 90 to 120 secs before.
I had posted a week or so back that this forum caused a lot of HDD activity and slowing/freezing of the system, the main culprit looking like my FSecure package going into overdrive. The FSecure activity continues of course but there is little impact now - brilliant.