It\'s possible that this is either an OS issue or maybe more likely a hardware issue. Either way, if that\'s the case you\'ll probably find that any memory and/or CPU intensive software seems slower.
Motherboards can often have an issue with multiple RAM modules. Matching RAM manufacturers can minimize problems, but it\'s not necessarily enough. Using 3 RAM modules can sometimes be problematic depending on the motherboard - the bad motherboards may not boot (unless you happen to have *just* the one right brand of RAM, meaning that any number of reputable RAM brands may not work). The somewhat bad motherboards can run the RAM at reduced speed when three slots are filled. Some of the not-so-great motherboards can even have issues with filling two slots. Buying only brand name RAM will definitely minimize the problems, but depending on the motherboard, filling three slots can sometimes cause a huge amount of trouble.
I\'ll hope this helps. It\'s one possibility for the slow-down. As long as you didn\'t change anything at all other than adding RAM, I don\'t suspet the Kontakt software itself would do anything different. Perhaps you could try some other RAM and CPU intensive software to see if it behaves more slowly than before. A convolution reverb (SIR or acoustic mirror for example)with a long impulse is one good test - it\'s heavy on both RAM and CPU.
There is a key in the registry that may have changed when you upped your memory. This has to do with memory paging. This can cause load times to take up to 10 times longer. Contact Gary to see if he can help you with the registry change.