I'm running on an i3 processor, 2010 model, 3.06 GHz.
I'm currently have 4GB of RAM, but if I were to upgrade to 16GB, would:
- Applications open quicker?
- FPS increase in game?
- Overall performance increase?
Thanks for your help.
Looking at your memory usage you don't need more RAM.
To answer your questions:
If you are using many programs at the same time e.g many browser tabs and you are left with little free RAM then yes, you will see performance increased.
It really depends on the usage. I can't work on a computer with less than 8GB of RAM (many, many chrome tabs, iTunes, and 3-4 programs open at the same time). But many people are OK with 4GB.
Yes, it seems that from your screen capture you do need more RAM.
From the Apple support pages:
So it seems that you're heavily maxing out your RAM. Check this value and try to determine when you're out of RAM, it could be a one off, but if you're always in the GB definitely upgrade.
Keep in mind that it won't be reset until you restart your computer, it's cumulative.