I have a new computer, Quad Core 2 with 8 gigs of ram. Question for the computer wizards?
I installed one of these CPU and Ram usage monitors. I then ran through my normal PS workflow to see what happened on the monitor. With up to 5 large files open with as many as 12 layers, running very memory intensive procedures like Photomerge and Lens Correction, I never saw the memory usage rise above 51%, even with other programs running in the background. This is with a RAM allocation in PS at 70%, 30 History States, cache level 4.
What does this 51% RAM usage tell me, if anything, about how I should adjust my Performance settings in PS?