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What would be the minimum and the maximum I should consider when I do an upgrade on a server?

I want to upgrade my server. My CPU (~90%) and Memory (~75%) utilization is constantly high. My server is annoyingly slow at times.  Below are my specs. What can you recommend I do to improve performance without purchasing items that will be in overkill?  For example, if I increase memory from 64GB to 128GB is that overkill? What would be the minimum and the maximum I should consider when I do the upgrade for each item?

My Specs:

Operating System: Windows Server 2012 R2       
Processor: 4 CPU (8 virtual) @ 2.50GHz      
Memory: 64GB      
C Hard Drive: 500GB      
D Hard Drive: 4TB
Windows OSWindows Server 2012* Upgrades

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What does the server do? Is it physical or virtual? What physical devices provide the storage? The storage is the bottleneck is most systems. Slow storage can increase CPU utilization as the CPU waits for storage.
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The size of the drives doesn't matter much.  The type of drives and RAID configuration can make a huge difference.  Further, you don't tell us what the server does... that's pretty important.  Or how many users?  Or HOW it's slow?  Is it slow accessing files from the network?  Is there a database on it?  Do users connect in (as an RDS server)?  Without knowing details how can we give a GOOD solution to you?
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