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Windows 7: Weird pagefile use??

07 Dec 2012   #1
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Weird pagefile use??

ok guys/gals here one for you,

I'm moving a mass(464GB) of files over to a new HDD using good old copy n paste. Now here is whats weird, I have 16GB of ram but the system is using my (max) 2GB pagefile to complete this action?

As I'm typing it is only using my (min) 800MB pagefile space, 85% of it to be exact. But why?
Is it slowing anything by doing it this way?




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07 Dec 2012   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How do you figure that your pagefile is used at all. Your black picture is unreadable.
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07 Dec 2012   #3
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I'll try to fix that pic later(on phone app right now)
I say it's being used because "System Monitor"(see pic) shows it is being used.
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07 Dec 2012   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Using Explorer to copy in such an instance is about as inefficient as it gets. Use a command line copy program to avoid the overhead. RichCopy, RoboCopy etc..
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08 Dec 2012   #5
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Using Explorer to copy in such an instance is about as inefficient as it gets. Use a command line copy program to avoid the overhead. RichCopy, RoboCopy etc..
Thanks for the heads up, I'll check those out.
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08 Dec 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jeepmann4x4 View Post
I'll try to fix that pic later(on phone app right now)
I say it's being used because "System Monitor"(see pic) shows it is being used.
This is no good proof of usage. They are probably counting the amount of hard faults. But most of those hard faults are phony. Some programs use superfetch to place their stuff into RAM. That produces a hard fault but it actually never goes to the pagefile - goes directly to RAM if there is 'available' RAM (which is probably always the case with 12GBs) - check that in Resource Monitor > Memory tab.
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