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Windows 7: about virtual memory

21 May 2011   #1
zoro222

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
about virtual memory

hi everyone i have windows 7 x64 with core i5 , 4gb ram , and radeon hd6570 video : and i had an advice to turnoff the paging file to improve the performance : is that truth


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21 May 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Zoro,

That's absolutely false. In fact, in would most likely hurt performance by turning it off. Some programs actually require the page file to run properly no matter how much RAM you have installed. You could move the page file to be located on a separate physical hard drive than the one your Windows 7 is installed on for some better performance though.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums


Here are some safer ways to help improve the performance of Windows 7 instead.

Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 May 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As Brink stated, the only performance gain to be had is to move the paging file to a separate physical hard drive.
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21 May 2011   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi zoro222, with a 64 bit system you can add more memory than 4GB if your machine allows it. 8GB seems to be the sweet spot for most people and will add some performance gains, but nothing stupendous.
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22 May 2011   #5
zoro222

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

thank you all guys
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22 May 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're welcome. Glad that we could help.
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