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Windows 7: How do I optimize the page file for an SSD? Windows 7 x64

27 Jul 2012   #11
cpowell

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor S View Post
Okay, didn't know where he was because he said Win put the page file on "HDD."
You got him on the right track.
Don't know why BSOD when changing page settings unless an app using it was open. I've fiddled with page file setting often enough and never had an issue.
I have 8GB ram and keep a 500-1000 mb page file on a spinner.
No reason I can think of to put the page file on my SSD.
Never had an issue, but I don't run his apps.
Sorry victor you're right I did mean SSD instead of HDD .


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27 Jul 2012   #12
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

"PAGE FAULT IN NON PAGED AREA" sounds like its time to run memtest for some loops...
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29 Jul 2012   #13
cpowell

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well I just ran MemTest for nearly 4 passes. And i got one error. Which I guess means my brand new RAM is faulty?

I'm not actually running the RAM at the speed it's intended, i'm using the motheboards failsafe settings, the RAM is meant to be 1600mhz, but the board has set it to 1333mhz.

Do you think it's definitely the RAM or could it be motherboard/CPU?

It's so annoying cause I won't be able to work while waiting for the new RAM to arrive! Eughh!!


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29 Jul 2012   #14
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hmmm Seems odd .... based on the initial post you did mention that there were no errors why doing memtest and windows diagnostics..

anyways... one of the 4 GB sticks has got errors..., try individually testing them to seee which one is faulty.
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29 Jul 2012   #15
cpowell

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Well the thing is, I only ran it for two passes.

I think I really WANTED to believe it wasn't the RAM again after spending 90 to get some new stuff.

This time I left it on over night and woke up to that.

It's matched set anyway so i'd have to send it all back at once.

Could this problem be caused by the CPU or motherboard as well or is it very unlikely?
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30 Jul 2012   #16
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

There are different reasons why your RAM can go kaput....... like voltage fluctuation, humidity, temperature or could be a combination of all these in your system(or indirectly on your to motherboard) or could all as well be manufacturing defect on one of chip(s)... its just difficult to pinpoint or theorize on why this happened.....

Its not necessary to send them all back.... but...if you are getting it replaced under warranty... then its ok !!

I wonder... after all the fixes above are you still getting page faults ???? any kind of errors ????
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30 Jul 2012   #17
cpowell

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Ok here's what I'm doing now. I'm testing each of the sticks individually in slot one with motherboard set to factory default settings. I'm leaving MemTest to run for about 4 passes per stick. Do you think that's enough? It takes about 4hrs 30min each stick doing it like that. I'm on the second stick now...
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30 Jul 2012   #18
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

He Cpowell

I guess 4 pass per stick should be enough....as per your image you got your errors at the 2 or 3 passes...

one thing to do note is the with this experiment... you could confirm if the rams or the slots at fault...

let us know your feedback when finished...
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30 Jul 2012   #19
cpowell

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I'm on the third stick now and thus far no errors. I guess to test each slot I'll just put one of the sticks that already passed into two, three and four individually. It's going to be a very long and boring evening it seems...
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30 Jul 2012   #20
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well if you are at the third stick... then what i suggest is ... wait till you individually test the 4th one as well.... in that case... if all the ram's pass... then you can atleast be sure ... that slots are the culprit..
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