We are currently on Windows Server 2008 with SQL Server 2008 installed and used for a new application that is supplied by a Fuel Management vendor. The physical memory is a total of 2Gb. The database itself is a total of 1.6 Gb in size. When the server is restarted the sqlsvr.exe process is using a very low amount of memory. Within several hours the memory used by this process is now at 980Mb which does not make sense to me for the size database that we are looking at nor based on what it does. Unfortunately, throwing physical memory at a problem seems to be a fix-all. I understand that SQL Server is 'designed' to consume as much memory as is available and will do so, whether needed or not, unless the system is tuned for the need. I am also aware that SQL will not release unless the system is restarted. Question: Is there a viable reason why SQL Server would need a Gig or more of physical memory to handle a database of 10-15 Gb in size let alone a 1.6 Gb size db? Are there any suggestions? Assistance is appreciated.