For a while I've known that my computer can run up to 4GB of RAM as opposed to its current 1GB. I figured this should be the final straw so I used crucial.com to recommend a compatible upgrade. I went with 2GB for now, effectively doubling my RAM, but now that I've ordered it I see that SWTOR only needs 1.5GB of RAM to run on Windows XP.
I kind of need this upgrade either way, but is it possible that 500MB was making all the difference? I hope so, because I'd really like this game to be playable without having to buy a new computer.
Bonus question: My fans need replacing at some point too. Is upgrading the RAM going to put more strain on them? No, I do not know much about computers, so sorry if that's a dumb question.