All in the title. What's the point of more RAM if my programs will page out instead of using it?
To be more specific, here's an example: I open 12 tabs in a browser. I look at one of them while using other programs for a few hours. My total RAM used never exceeds my physical memory. Yet, when I go through the other 11 tabs a few hours later, each one takes 30 seconds to load as my disk wildly thrashes. Why did windows clear the unused tabs from RAM instead of allocating new RAM for the programs I was using?
Granted I didn't really use those unopened tabs, but replace a few hours with 30 minutes and it gets annoying.