this is how mine looks.
also, find yourself another hard drive to put your swap file on. currently i am running a decent 80 gig hard drive, and i dropped the swap file on a crappy 6.4 gig, and noticed an immediate and very large speed improvement. and that is just with an old crappy hard drive. what could one of them shiney new ones do?
btw, i am running windows 2k, which isnt as bad of a memory hogg as xp is. you should be able to work with 512 meg of ram, but 1 gig should be good also.. but definitely look into getting a second hard drive.