they are correct. AS5 takes a bit of finesse to get just right. Found myself redoing it on older systems in the past to get "optimal" results. There are many guides here on proper application and is FULLY recommended and superior to anything dell puts out. You will need a bios upgrade if you are still running the stock bios it shipped with. This (latest) bios is available on the Dell website.
I also noticed the 64bit mention... Here is a plus for you! I have ran x64 vista with EXCELLENT
results. Took a while and definately some searching to get decent drivers but when I got it sync'ed. WHEEEEEEEE!!!! Smokin 32 bit windows fer sure. SMOKIN>
... It ran faster than an Ethiopian chicken
. 32 bit apps noticed a nice performance gain too. But here is the good part. Half Life2 has a 64bit mode...
hee hee... so does FarCry and some other games. Wait until you see that. I have
Now here is the downside. The system takes a LOT
more disk space and utilizes a lot more ram too.... prepare for that as I forsee the new 64 bit apps will do the same. But then again, 64 bit completely CRUSHES the 3.5GB RAM limitation that 32bit unfortnately has... Can you say 16GB of ram please! (for starters)...
anyway good you are going to merom... it is a wise upgrade.