- 07-31-2007, 06:30 AM #51
If your Motherboard had dual channel memory support, make sure you install memory in pairs. My expertise is more in the desktop field, so I'm not sure how many laptops support dual channel memory. For example, to get 2 GB install (2) 1GB sticks. It makes a huge difference. For 3GB, you would install (2) 1GB and (2) 512mb sticks.
I am on Vista 32 bit and run 2GB without an issue. More is generally better, but I wouldn't go less than 2GB.
- 07-31-2007, 10:22 AM #52
FWIW you can usually get an XP 64 driver to run in 64-bit Vista (sometimes needs some tweaking to let you do it though) but you can't run any 32 bit drivers in Vista64.
Personally, I'd just avoid Vista entirely until you actually have a program that won't run in XP that you need Vista for. It's unfortunate that you can't buy a retail PC anymore (except online) with XP. Vista's a beast that has yet to be tamed.