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Windows 7: 12+ gig page file: What to do?

06 Dec 2012   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
If it weren't for the fact that I chose not to have a near 20GB page file using space on my SSD, I would let Windows manage it entirely.

Just my opinion.
This is exactly the type of opinion I'm looking for, and it echoes my thoughts. I'm thinking that a page file larger than 6gig may be a waste of space.

Anyway Windows only created a 12gig page file for me so I may leave it for now, especially since my OS SSD drive is 256gig and I'm only using 96 of it with the file.

Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I agree. Here is how I've set my paging file (PF) up. Each OS has a 1GB fixed size PF on the SSD OS partition. They also share a dedicated 24GB partition on one of my HDDs, identified by P, and this is System Managed.

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Thanks for chiming in Dwarf, that's a good suggestion. May I ask, what is the system managed file set to on "P" drive? And how much memory do you have?

Thanks.


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06 Dec 2012   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've got 16GB of RAM, and the P drive is one of 3 partitions on one of my 500GB HDDs (the other 500GB HDD is currently unallocated), alongside U for Users and W for Wallpapers (not shown). I have allocated 24GB (1.5x RAM) for this partition, but have allowed Windows to manage it dynamically.
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06 Dec 2012   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Thanks. I'll probably do what you're doing and see how it goes.
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06 Dec 2012   #14

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.
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06 Dec 2012   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Just to double check, the system will used the file first on the main drive, than, if needed use the other drive? In your case, the OS drive first, then "P" drive, right?
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06 Dec 2012   #16

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I believe that to be the case.
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06 Dec 2012   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Cool. As I said before, I see no reason for a large page file if you've got 6/8 or more gig of RAM. These are the thoughts and opinions I was looking for. Going to adjust mine now and see how it goes from there.

Thanks.

Well I decided to split 6gig between my two SSD drives - 3 gig apiece. Going to leave it like that till, or if, I run into issues.

Thanks for the thoughts.

Later.
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06 Dec 2012   #18

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

sygnus21 when you get done setting up your system page filing could you post what you decided on.
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06 Dec 2012   #19

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
sygnus21 when you get done setting up your system page filing could you post what you decided on.
I did; see my edited post above. Here's what it looks like...

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Thanks


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06 Dec 2012   #20

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thanks.
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