I have a Sony Vaio A317M which has Centrino 740, 80 GB hard disc and have upgraded to 2Gb RAM. Despite upgrade from 512MB RAM the programs still seem to run slowly. Office 2003 files are slow to open as are image files using windows viewer or Photo-ulead. Are there any adjustments I should make to memory settings to take full advantage of 2GB RAM (this is recognised under PC properties so no problem with installation)
Thanks for replies. Have cleaned, defragged etc. I wonder if Norton Antivirus is the culprit as before opening any of my Office files The message bar shows scanning file. If a powerpoint file this can take 30secs to 1 minute depending on file size.
I read somewhere that more of the RAM memory can be allocated to running the software but can't recollect where I saw this.
I don't use Norton, but can't you configure it not to scan your own Powerpoint material? You can increase/decrease virtual memory if that is what you mean, although I don't think that would help with your problem.