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Windows 7: Virtual memory/Page File

29 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Virtual memory/Page File

I have a computer with 6 gig memory in Win 7. I have 2 HDs. I have been reading about the Page File/Virtual Memory for years. It includes everything from none for 6 gig memory, 1 to 2 times regular memory, place in separate partition, place4 on 2nd HD...

What, where, etc. do you recommend?

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29 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Funkyecat,

I personally find that leaving the page file set to be managed by the system (Windows) is best.
Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums
If you like, the two articles below from the tutorial above can give you some more great details and perspectives about the page file.
Mark's Blog : Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory


The Pagefile Done Right! | Citrix Blogs
Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

Hey Brink, thanks for the Citrix blog, that and Mark's blog are good readings!
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29 Sep 2012   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

When it comes to page file or any other memory operation I have tried many things and always end up letting Windows 7 take care of such things. It does it quiet well. If one has a memory usage problem just stick more ram in.
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30 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 x64 SP1

I disagree with the others but possibly from a different perspective. I have always had a fixed pagefile on the first partition of a second drive such that it doesn't become fragmented and in my case it is encrypted so no 'messy' bits to worry about. It can be set to be cleared at shutdown rather than being encrypted which achieves much the same or even both can be used. There is the possibility of secure information remaining in the pagefile or elsewhere if not fixed so it depends how you view the possibility of computer theft as to what you do here.

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