It has 2gb of temporary RAM for testing, to be increased later. I did a fresh install of 32 bit Win 7 on it and it works like a dream, fast, smooth, no issues.
RAM is limited to 4 gb with 32 bits and I started wondering what would happen if I went to 64 bits so I downloaded the ISO and installed that. The difference is dramatic, in the wrong way. Immediately the computer has slowed to a crawl and the hard drive, which is noisy, now sounds like a machine gun. Constant, endless, rapid-fire disk access and reaction time of minutes or more when executing any command.
Yes, it still has only 2gb of RAM but should the difference be that great? It really is like going from a modern machine to Windows 95. What kind of performance should I expect in a scenario like this? Surely not this bad? Even if I increase the RAM, will it make that much difference? I’m curious what others think.