Would 12gb extra memory show speed increase

hi i have 6gb of ram and was wondering if i bought 12more gigs 3x 4gbsticks would i see much of an increase in performance? whats the sweet spot also i dont know how id go about find a chart or somthin any ideas
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  1. Is your current memory usage very close to or exceeding 6 GB? If not, then it won't help.
  2. i use about half 3gb but i noticed that the more ram you have the more the computer holds for use
  3. It uses free memory for caching, but it can't use much more even if you install it. How much free memory is available?

    I have a VM server with 16 GB of RAM; when I start it up, most of it is free. Once the VMs are loaded, 83% of available memory is used. That still leaves 1.5 GB for caching and 1.5 GB of free memory.
  4. 3gb under heavy use
  5. Therefore you have 3 GB of caching and free memory. Adding another 12 GB won't make the system faster.
  6. then why are they making huge amounts of memory with boards that suppport up to 32gb of ram
  7. because some people actually run programs that can take up 100s of gigs of ram. for a desktop video editing or like the guy said running virtual machines. you only need it if your going to use it and since you aren't close to using what you already have you are in good shape and wont see a benefit
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