Is inactive RAM supposed to be used by the system before relying on page-outs? The reason I ask, is I just did some Photoshop Elements stuff, really just cropping, cutting, and pasting (although I did put some largish things on the clipboard in the process). I used activity monitor to watch what was happening. The free RAM went to 10-20 MB, the page-outs went up by the tens of thousands, and the inactive RAM stayed around 200 MB. I know I should max my PB RAM to 1.25 (it is currently 768), but don't want to drop the bread on it right now. In the meantime, is everything working as well as it could? It seems to to me (and I don't know) that the system should grab that inactive RAM first. any help?