btw.. came across this interesting article about how M$ is artificially restricting the max RAM utilization in 32-bit OS.
Thanks for your tips. I was also thinking that it may reach 3.5 gb, which may not bring much difference in performance.
I use a laptop cooler pad, which usually keeps the temperature in check.
So investing in a new graphics card...
I have a Compaq CQ 45 121 TX, laptop, Vista 32 bit Home Premium.
Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processor P8400 - 2.26GHz (Penryn, 1066MHz front side bus, 3MB Level-2 cache)
RAM 3GB (2+1 in two slots), 800MHz, 200-pin, PC2-6400,...