yes, ram upgrade will have a noticeable effect. but again, depends on what you are trying to run on the machine.
how big is your swap partition? with such low RAMs, a swap size of double the RAM is suggested by many.
also, make some tweaks/modifications on the kernel and bootup routines. maybe you would like to try compiling your own kernel. it will definitely make it faster.
also, you must have installed with almost all packages? if yes, make sure none of them are loaded at startup (the ones you dont want). you must be using gnome/kde? they wil both make a 96mb run slow. look up some other desktop environments (blackbox, enlightenment, xfce, icewm). i mmyself use xfce4. its small, looks like the other two, and its FAST and LIGHT.
Last edited by h/w; 12-06-2003 at 09:45 PM.