On my system the more I add the more windows uses. Started with 64 and would have 4-8meg unused, went to 128 and would have 25-40meg unused, now I have 256 and there is 132meg unused. I doubt the swap file is ever used and that is a big plus. I think it uses what it needs and is less prone to give it back if there is unused ram.
Hardware911 - System resources are an entirely different thing than system memory. Adding more memory generally will not improve system resources. See this link about system resources: http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardw...utorials/83/1/
Adding more memory will improve your free system memory for running apps and so forth, but resources are more than memory.
Maybe I misunderstood, but I hope this helps!
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CoolerMaster Storm Scout
AM3 Phenom II x4 955BE @ 3.6 ghz
Corsair H50 Watercooling kit
4.0 GB AData DDR3
GIGABYTE GA-MA770T-UD3P Mainboard
Western Digital 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
Samsung 750GB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
Western Digital 1.0TB 7200rpm w/32mb cache
LG 20x DVDRW-DL "SuperDrive"
PNY GeForce 9800gt 1024mb w/Samsung 245BW 24" LCD
Corsair 620w Modular Power Supply
Logitech z-640 5.1's
Logitech Wireless Mouse
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