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Windows 7: Recommended size of swap file with 4 GB ram

26 Sep 2010   #1
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 
Recommended size of swap file with 4 GB ram

Hi. I'm wondering what the recommended size of the swap file is for a system with 4 GB of ram & a AMD Dual-core CPU.


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26 Sep 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi truckerking and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Seeing as though I have the same CPU/RAM/OS combination as you, I figured I would show you what I have set for mine. Because Win7 does a much better job of memory management than its predessors, I recommend that you leave the setting as shown here as System managed size. If you wish to create a custom paging file, then untick Automatically manage paging file size for all drives and click on Custom size:. Using the values given below Minimum allowed: & Recommended:, fill in the appropriate boxes. For a fixed-size paging file, use Recommended: for both values. If you wish, you can instead disable the paging file by clicking No paging file although this is not recommended.

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26 Sep 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i agree with dwarf windows 7 does a good job managing the page file one way to help is to leave the page file where windows installs it as default (c drive) if you have a large drive example 500GB partition 250GB and use this for all your data needs documents, pics, vids, etc

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26 Sep 2010   #4
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 

thanks guys. I have heard that if you have more than 3 GB ram you do not need a swap file and that you should use a fixed size for the swap file because if you let windows manage it by itself it sometimes change the size and after some time the system will become slower because windows keep changing the size of the swap file all the time. But this is maybe just for xp.
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26 Sep 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i have 6 gig of ram but i still use the swap file i experimented by turning the page file off but windows changed it back so i let windows sort it if you have a decent drive with good read and write properties you will be ok
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26 Sep 2010   #6
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

"quote" windows manage it by itself it sometimes change the size and after some time the system will become slower because windows keep changing the size of the swap file all the time.

windows doesnt change the swap file. once it is set it stays that size, it does all the calculations for you
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26 Sep 2010   #7
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

go to system information to get yours and post it back


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26 Sep 2010   #8
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 

okey, that's just what i have heard
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26 Sep 2010   #9
truckerking

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26 Sep 2010   #10
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

that looks good to me what size is the hard drive?
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