Dell Dim. 4300
two 256 sdrRAM sticks (cant add any more)
Virtual Mem. set to 1676 (don't let windows manage)
I have perfectly fine load times and FPS rate's with this lemon, surely you can do better.
1)delete cookies and temp. files regularly.
2)crank up that VM
3)set details to high not very high
4)turn detailed shaders off.
5)set shadows to simple
6)wallmarks and llightflares off
With these setting you can still enjoy the beautiful graphics along with good performance, but tweaking and adjusting to your own system's needs and running different settings is the best way to find the settings your sustem runs best.
*edited* Oh yeah, my Cable conn. plays a imp. part in my load times (downloads are about 176kbps on average, don't really know my rate and all that jazz)