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24 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
virtual memory

Hello guys.
Please tell me if i proced corect with my virtual memory setup
I have to harddrives. C and D is the first one, with the OS and other stuff, and E is the second harddrive.
As you can see in the image, please tell me if it's right.
I have 3 GB DDR ram
Thanks



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24 Mar 2011   #2

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Those settings should be fine - if Windows crashes you won't be able to get a kernel dump with a paging file on C: that small, but for a desktop machine that should be fine (you can always change the setting and try again a second time if it's really necessary). In fact, since you have a properly sized paging file on E:, I'm not sure there's a need for one on C: if you're going to keep it that small.
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24 Mar 2011   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Is there any particular reason you don't let Windows manage it by checking the box at the top?
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24 Mar 2011   #4

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

hi all
you are best letting windows sort the page file out The optimal size for a pagefile is this ratio 1:1.5, ei: 4GB ram -> pagefile 6GB. However, if you let Windows handle it, if it needs the space, it can sort the requirements automatically. yours will be 5 Gigabytes = 5120 Megabytes 3 / 1.5 = 2 + 3 = 5 YOU ONLY NEED ONE DRIVE FOR PAGING FILE
have a look at brinks tutorial for guidence >>> How to Change the Virtual Memory Paging File in Vista and Windows 7 >>> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...le-change.html


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24 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
if Windows crashes you won't be able to get a kernel dump with a paging file on C: that small, but for a desktop machine that should be fine
Ok, and if i won't be able to get a kernel dump, is that "bad" ?
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24 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

It just means that, should you get a BSOD, you won't be able to provide us with as much information as you could with a larger paging file on C:. In addition, you won't be able to use hibernation.
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24 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
It just means that, should you get a BSOD, you won't be able to provide us with as much information as you could with a larger paging file on C:. In addition, you won't be able to use hibernation.
I never use hibernation.
I disabled this option.
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24 Mar 2011   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Then you'd be fine, yes.
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