Wilt wrote in post #18721529
The real unknown is what applications you wish to run (simultaneously in a machine supporting multiple processes) AND if any of these programs are even CAPABLE of using larger space!
For example, if the application is a 32-bit application, even running on a 64-bit O/S does NOT expand its capability of going past the 4GB limit...the application cannot manage more than 4GB of memory address space.
I see. Well, I actually run a lot of programs at the same time, so many that it's not really worth the trouble to see whether they're 32 or 64-bit, especially since I'm not actually trying to fix a problem; I just want to see if adding the RAM will make a noticeable difference. In addition to Thunderbird and Chrome, which are open all the time, I typically run Affinity Photo simultaneously with things like NIK, Topaz Studio, PS Elements, NeatImage, Irfanview, FastStone, Portrait Pro, ON1, Picture Window Pro, PSP... really anything that will give me the looks I'm after. So far no problems with having as many things open at one time as I want (knock on wood) so I wonder if increasing the RAM is even worthwhile, but since I have it anyway I'll just see if I notice a difference with it.
But thanks for the reminder.