Possibly.Getting the extra ram is a good idea, anyway You won't regret that.
You can see your current RAM usage, among other places in 'Reliability
Start > relia [Click the 'Reliability and Performance Monitor' link that
'Hard faults per sec' is a good guide to deficient RAM there.
If you think the starter specs. for XP were 64 mb of RAM, and that, in
reality, you needed about 256MB to run it effectively, then scaling up 64mb
to the current starter specs of 512mb (= X 8), would mean that 256mb would
scale up to about 2 GB, which is what you would have.
"James_O" <JamesO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> oh, well could it also be beacuse i only have 1 gb of ram? i am about to
> one more gig, because of it being a bit laggy. My processor is quite fast,
> should be able to handle it, but sometimes it does go up to one hundred
> percent, its an amd athlon 64 fx 62 duel core processor, so it one of the
> best amd's you can get.
> "Jon" wrote:
>> "James_O" <JamesO@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > when i try to delte a file such as a picture, it delets straight away
>> > but
>> > about half a sec after that, the deleting window pops up and trys to
>> > estimate
>> > the time left of the file that is gone, which means it never goes away
>> > and
>> > canceling stays on for ever aswell. any suggestions?
>> It usually means another process is hogging the cpu. Fire up task manager
>> (ctrl-alt-esc), and chances are the cpu usage will be on 100%. The
>> / services tab should reveal which process is the culprit.