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Windows 7: ssd problems

25 Nov 2012   #31
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmk View Post
Is it always a good idea to move my pagefile to another disk and not keep it on my ssd drive where windows and all my other programs are installed?
What are the benefits and how do I proceed?
Thanks, Peter
Hello Peter,

Unless you were going to move the page file to another equally fast SSD, you would be better off keeping the page file on the SSD. If you move it to a slower HDD instead of on the faster SSD, then that's only going to hurt your computer's performance.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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25 Nov 2012   #32
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I have mine set up so that I have a fixed page file of 1GB on the current OS partition, which is one of my SSDs. I also have a system-managed page file on a dedicated partition of one of my HDDs. Since I have 16GB of RAM, it is unlikely that my page file will be called upon much, but if and when it is (some programs still expect a page file to exist, even if they don't end up using it), the faster portion on the SSD will be called into action first, with the slower HDD portion only being utilised if required.
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25 Nov 2012   #33
pmk

windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Thanks, so in my case also having 16 Gb of ram, would I be safe safe changing the system managed situation into a fixed file of for instance 2 Gb.
Would I benefit from this and would it not slow down my system, or would I do better to leave the system managed condition as it is ?
Do I have to enter 2 Gb for the minimun and also 2 Gb for the maximum?
Thanks and gretingspeter
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25 Nov 2012   #34
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This perhaps illustrates better what I have. Note that the system-managed page file on drive P is a common file that is used by all 3 OSes. Each OS does have its own fixed page file on the OS partition, as shown here. So, whichever OS I boot into will show a fixed page file in the C partition, plus that in the dedicated P partition.

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26 Nov 2012   #35
pmk

windows 7 (64 bit)
 
 

Thanks for your reply, but it does not really help me much, as my situation is completely different.
I ONLY run windows 7 so don't need to consider making a pagefile for for instance vista and the rest.
What I actually only would want to know is:
If I should change from what I have of which I am enclosing the screenshot, is it best to leave it on the c:// (ssd drive) and if I want to enter 2Gb do I have to fill in 2000Mb, or as it is officially 2048 Mb.
Do I have to enter the same amount of Mb for the beginsize and the Max size?
I realise that I probably am asking stupid questions in your eyes, but this is really a completely new matter for me.
Thanks anyway and greetings, Peter -


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26 Nov 2012   #36
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Set the minimum size to 2048
Set the maximum size to 4096
You can leave it on the C: drive as you have enough space.

With 16 GB Ram you will probably never really use the pagefile.
If you ever do have problems it can always be changed.

I have a Win 7 32 Bit system with 4 GB Ram.
The pagefile min size is 200 MB and max size is 4096.
I've run it this way for years without errors and Windows never increased the size to more than the 200 MB minimum.

I don't run CAD, Photoshop, etc. and always have 10-20 programs open.
I don't run 100+ programs at the same time.
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27 Nov 2012   #37
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Hi Peter,
Not a bother at all!

It sounds like you tested pushing your system and Ram beyond what you normally do.
That's cool, and a good way to test what will work for you.
There is no "One size fits all" answer...

Can you post a screen print of Task Manager when you are using all those programs.
That should help show how your memory is used in a worst case situation.

Here is a screen print of a 32 Bit Win 7 system with 4 GB Ram with MY NORMAL usage - I still have plenty of Physical Ram available.

ssd problems-tmmem01.png


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27 Nov 2012   #38
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I never turn off the pagefile.
Some programs expect it to be there, even if it isn't really needed.
If the system does crash, a pagefile is needed to capture the Dump file for troubleshooting.
I never set the min below 200 MB, I believe that is the min needed to capture a mini Dump for a BSOD.
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