I maxed out the memory in my new iBook 900, and run an average load of apps (3-5 at any given time). I will close the apps I don't use a lot, rather than leave them open. I do this to save RAM. My problem is this. After a fresh restart, my RAM idles around 150 something, leaving the remaining 490 free. Obviously as I open apps, etc, the latter number decreases. Well, after a cuple of days of internet, email, keynote, iphoto, etc, my RAM, even with all applications closed, is running around 500 used and only 140 free! So the longer my machine runs without a daily restart, my RAM continues to fill up more and more, leaving an average of 90-100 MB free if all apps are closed. I don't get it. Why isn't OSX releasing the RAM the closed applications were using? Also, when my RAM gets full (and stays that way) I seem to have a "pageout frenzy." I have read a lot about pageouts, but no article seems to offer any other resolution besides "add more RAM." Well, my RAM is maxed out...now what?