So I threw 2 gigs of ramm in, now what ? my machine recognized it and proceeded to act like no big deal! Am I missing somthing, I can't see any change in preformance!
you will see faster behavior as you switch between applications, the application
may just pop up without hard drive access in between.
when you switch between applications the computer has to remember where
you are before you leave an application and remember where you've been
before it starts a new one. if you don't have lots of RAM then it has to
do write/read from the hard drive, which takes time.
also within a single application without enough RAM it has to write/read
info to process (like a document or sound file) to the hard drive which
so overall it will do things faster because it will need hard drive