Hey Guys! You are going to laugh at this, but here I go.... I bought a mega-expensive computer from Velocity Micro. It is a top-of-the-line dual pentium with 2 gigs of memory installed. It cost me a bundle, but it is the absolute best computer I have ever owned. I am so glad I went with 2GB of ram. It enabled me to load my system with all the startup programs I need with very little drainage on my resources.... ...that is up until now. No kidding...and here is where you will laugh...I have at least 36 programs running in my startup even before I bring up my browser. These range from background utilities to spysweepers to antivirus to windows themes and modifications. My system shows I am now running 44% free physical memory/954M free physical Memory. The computer is running very smoothly. Now.... If I add another 1GB-2GB of memory (I have an open slot available) bringing the total up to 3-4GB.... Will I be able to boost the free physical memory and add even MORE startup programs if I want to...or... just improve the overall system performance under the current system load? Look forward to youyr responses.