Do you need as much
memory when you're running office applications in Windows
Vista as you do when you're gaming? How much memory do you need in Vista to game comfortably, and spreadsheet smoothly?
Usually a hardware upgrade isn't required for a new operating system. Yet if you
are planing to upgrade Microsoft Windows XP to Microsoft Windows Vista, it's
almost impossible to avoid a PC overhaul. If the PC doesn't have enough RAM to
satisfy Vista's intense thirst, you'll be the slowest thing on two wheels.
Generally speaking more computer memory is better than
less. However, installing more than2GB of RAM doesn't
necessarily translate into a faster Vista desktop PC. Only a few applications may see improvement, and then the law of diminishing returns kicks in. So 2GB of RAM is generally considered the sweet spot for Windows Vista. As the operating system matures, along with supporting software, it's possible that number will climb. It's a wise move to choose a PC that can be upgraded to 4GB.