You return the entire laptop. You are thinking what we did with desktops?
The trip back to XP is discussed in our Vista forum but here's the usual call to HP -> http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?forumID=69&threadID=271360&messageID=2699006#2699006
Oh, and 2GB is the right amount, adding more will not speed it up.
I have an HP Pavlion tx 1320us. And here are my info:
- Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit, with tablet PC functionality
- AMD Turion(tm)2.00 GHz
- 2 GB RAM
- I have 250 GB of hard disk space which is cool
I've noticed an increase in booting time, my laptop works wonderfuly otherwise. I've just gotten addicted to Second Life, but it bugged me how slow the graphics are that it seemed impossible to enjoy the game! I can be described as a serious gamer, I play a lot and because this is the highest tech game I've played, I have mentioned it specifically.
I tried playing the same game on a desktop computer that was running XP and the difference was amazing! I could move very quickly while on my laptop I hardly could move; the responses were so weak and slow.
Anyhow, I know I have good RAM and good processor, but I was thinking about those options to increase speed and smoothness:
- Downgrade my OS to XP since Vista uses 700 MB of RAM while XP needs something between 250-512 MB only, which will give me A LOT of free RAM. But the problem is, HP doesn't recommend downgrading and I do like Vista. My laptop has a lot of nice functionalities that were designed to a Vista OS and downgrading to XP might give me hell.
- Install more RAM!? But I researched online and found some people saying that installing more RAM doesn't give much difference in terms of speed and graphic? I don't know how true that is!?
- Getting faster processor? Is that even recommended? And would it help?!
I really need help on this topic, what's your advice and what is my best choice? I'm leaning toward getting more RAM, but I'm afraid I'll regret it if there wasn't a lot of difference.
And, eh, elaborate =D
Thank you! =)