Newer computer software applications demands more computing hardware resource. Especially, if you want to run multiple operating system by setting up Virtual Machines on your computer. Before a 2GB of computer memory is enough to run Windows Vista, but the as programs are loaded everything seems to be not enough. For a desktop computer running Windows Vista a 4GB Memory Upgrade is a usual consideration to beat slowing response when opening up multiple application windows.
Anyway, I don’t use Windows Vista yet at the office, since my aging desktop computer only runs on 1GB of memory at 1.8MHz CPU speed. This is kind of old, but I am contemplating of having an upgrade. I am not even sure yet if the computer motherboard will support 4GB Memory Upgrade. It would be cool to have a 4GB memory on the working computer as I open up multiple windows usually and run along side a Linux Virtual Machine.
It’s a good thing that computer memory today is pretty cheap. A 4GB memory is about 100$ to 300$ depending on the type. Larger memory would made possible running multiple OS with virtual PC’s or VMWare on my Windows XP desktop computer. On a desktop computer running virtual machines are a little less of a problem, but on my Acer Apire One 8.9″ netbook it crawls. Maybe a 2GB PC2-6400 200-PIN SODIMM upgrade would be needed from the 1GB original memory when I bought it from a computer fair in COMWORLD, Thailand.
If you want to run virtual application on your old desktop computer then memory upgrade is surely needed. You would really experience a boost in performance when running application programs whether on native host OS or Virtual guest OS.