Hi everybody, I'm an avid player of the Sims 2 and I recently installed the new expansion pack (Seasons) and I have noticed that it takes a bit longer for the game to load on the neighborhood & family screens. Before, it used to go fairly quickly, taking around a minute to load each screen...Now it takes around 3-4 minutes. I'm not sure how exact that is since I don't really time it but it's nothing extremely long like 20 minutes. Anyway, here are my system specs: Computer type: Dell Inspiron 5150 Laptop (around 4 years old!) CPU: Intel Pentium 3.06 GHZ MEM: 512 MB (2 256 MB Pieces) HD: I've got around 8 GB left, so space isn't really an issue Graphics Card: ATI Raedion Mobility 9000 I thought about upgrading my memory (now that I was finally able to open the slot in the back, this has prevented me from doing it before!) maybe up to 1GB (My laptop can support 2GB). Would this help speed up the load times? And might I also get better graphics? The graphics are pretty good and clear up until a certain point (maybe after 15-20 minutes of gamplay, or after doing something that requires a lot of effort from the computer) but then it will go blurry, meaning that things like clothes and paintings start to become unclear. Thanks everybody!! Also, a few questions! 1. Do the RAM pieces need to match? Meaning, do I need to buy 2 of the same size pieces? 2. Can I live one of my old RAM pieces in the slot and install a new 1GB piece so I have 1256+MB of memory? 3. Any other important things I need to know about buying memory & installing?