So I'm trying to get my old 2002-era Sony VAIO PCV-RX755 computer to be a XBMC HTPC. Reason being is, I gave up on using Windows Media Center after finding that Media Center would lock up whenever I access its music library if I'm using a disc emulator to load many DVD ISOs as movies. XBMC works well with handling movies, though it appears to have trouble on Windows 7 32-bit with 1 GB of RAM. Accessing the Movies library will send memory usage soaring to the point where excessive paging happens, bringing the entire system to a halt. (I've tried using XBMC in Linux and this does not happen there - however the machine has trouble resuming from sleep and it can't use the MCE remote properly, so I've ruled out Linux. I've also tried XP and it too has problems with the MCE remote.)
Clearly it seems I need more memory for this system. Problem is it takes only DDR sticks, and according to the user's manual, there are 3 slots which accept a max of 512 MB each, for a total of 1.5 GB of RAM. But if I lookup the computer's chipset (SiS 650), according to this link the chipset can handle up to 3 GB of RAM.
Therefore, my question: if I were to buy three 1 GB DDR sticks and max out the slots in this computer, it should still be good to go since the chipset can handle it?