My Sony (XP SP2) boots very very slow. It takes several minutes. Even when I change user it takes few minutes. The disk light is mostly on during boot/change user. Apps start slow too.
Since it has only 512 MB (448 considering 64 MB is for graphics), I thought upgrading to 1 GB should solve the problem. So I bought 512 MB but when I tried to install it I realized that both bays are taken with 256 MB each.
1- Is it ok to have a mix of 256 and 512? This should make the machine 768 MB.
2- Does this help/solve the performance.