Backing up faster

Hey everyone, i have an IOmega Super DVD burner, and a Compaq laptop:
1.6 GHz
512 megs ram
60 gig hdd
Fujifilm DVD+R 16x media

my question is:
Would adding RAM help either my computer to decode faster or multitask better while decoding?
I use RipIt4Me, DVD Decrypt, and DVD Shrink

Also if i burn sometimes at and anytime higher than 4x my movies seem to skip, is this the media i’m using or my crappy laptop?

Welcome to the CDFreaks; for the laptop and its processor you have more than 512MB RAM you already have will not do you any good just try to keep your hard drive defrged and also keep your burning speed no more than 4X.