Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU T2450 @ 2.00GHz
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 (I suspect shared RAM)
Originally 1Gb RAM, the Windows Experience Index was:
4.7 4.5 (RAM) 2.9 2.7 5.1
On the recommendation of many people here and other computer forums, I upgraded to 2Gb.
However startup and shutdown times are essentially unchanged. Application load times are similar. I wasn't the one expecting massive performance changes, but from what I was recommended I was given the impression that speed would definitely be improved significantly.
The new WEI is:
4.7 4.6 (RAM) 2.9 2.7 5.1
Any comments? Glad I didn't pay more than the $40 I did for the RAM because for my usage (internet, email, Word/Office), I didn't think that going to 2Gb would be completely essential.
Edit: WEI figures included for reference only. I have recorded objective data for load times that I am basing these comments on - see my next post for more details.