I recently set up a new ASUS laptop (admittedly low end, needed something immediately) with a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu with a separate data partition. I set the Windows partition at 30GB figuring that would be enough for my uses. Soon after I noticed I was critically low on space on that partition. I checked with WinDirStat and discovered I had a 3.6 GB page file, despite having 4GB of RAM (I have an extra 1 or 2GB module around here somewhere that I plan on adding as soon as I can).
I did some googling and read that I'd likely be ok without the page file, especially since it was so much slower. However, ever since then, it seems Chrome constantly flips out.
What gives? I might have two windows open with maybe 5 to 10 tabs each, so somewhere in the teens for open tabs. I diddn't think this would be much of an issue, but it's pretty intolerable. I get frozen pages, forced closing/killing, unresponsive Flash (such awful software), etc.
Do I really need to restart the page file? How does that make things better if it's reading/writing to the hard disk which is inherently slower?
Ideas, suggestions, advice, insight welcomed, thanks.