Radiance wrote:As such, you can either install a 64bit OS, which i'd recommend.
On that note, he means Linux, unless you want to use Vista (or can actually find a 64-bit XP, good luck with that)...
I'm going to have to agree with Radiance, with 3-GB of RAM, you can probably get away with a 64-bit OS. Not only is the 64-bit Lux generally faster, you can also upgrade the RAM on your system (yes, theoretically a 32-bit OS can handle 4-GB, but it won't be able to get the most out of it). The only drawback is that you're going to be using a bit more RAM for certain things (theoretically a 64-bit OS uses twice the RAM as an equivalent 32-bit OS, but this is rarely the case).
As for me, I refuse to go back to a 32-bit OS, unless I got one of those Eee PCs.