>I don't agree that 4GB is adequate nowadays, especially >considering that you can pick up 16GB of high quality RAM for >about $50-60. If a computer allows it - then I would highly >suggest to anyone to get RAM upgrade. You will notice the >difference very quickly.
ONLY with a 64 bit OS on a 64 bit computer, and ONLY with a 64 bit image processing program.
Any more than 4GB on a 32 bit machine, or on a 32 bit Windows OS, is wasted . . . it simply is not used.