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Windows 7: What should I set my paging file to?

12 May 2011   #1
smooveprined

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
What should I set my paging file to?

My ram is 4.00gb (3.80 usable). I now have my paging file set to 0. Someone told me not to this, so can anyone help me?


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12 May 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Smooveprined,

I would recommend that you have your page file set to the default of system managed. Windows 7 does a great job at managing it. Plus, some programs may require the use of the page file no matter how much RAM you have installed. I would only move the page file to be on another separate physical HDD if your Windows 7 drive is a HDD and not a SSD, and/or you are real low on space on the Windows 7 drive.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 May 2011   #3
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Beat me too it and once again, another great tutorial!
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12 May 2011   #4
smooveprined

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Okay, thanks for helping me once again. lol
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12 May 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, you're welcome. Glad that we could help.
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