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Windows will use up as much ram as it can, it makes sense to. Just because you use up 4GB of ram, does not mean you "NEED" 4GB of ram. It simply means that windows has found some stuff to cache in RAM. We don't buy RAM to look at how much of it is not utilised. The more they cache, the snappier the system might feel when software gets pre-loaded into RAM.
As for how much RAM, if you can afford, then why not. But 4GB should work just fine for most users - even for 4K content I'd imagine.
In my mind right now, the cost differential between 4 and 8GB may be small, but it may well be the cost differential between one brand of SSD and another where one is known to be more reliable. The cost differential might also be the difference between two coolers, one that is virtually silent, and one that has a noticeable buzz/whine etc. The cost differential might be the difference between two PSUs, in short, I guess I'm just saying that there are far more things I'd consider spending the small differential on before worrying about whether to buy the additional RAM.