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Windows 7: questions about if i need a paging file or not

22 Jun 2013   #1
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
questions about if i need a paging file or not

right now im running 12GB of ram in my computer do i really need a paging file/ virtual memory and what will the benifits be if i dont need it and inturn get rid of it ?


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22 Jun 2013   #2
Belgarionbg

Windows 7 Professional x64 sp1
 
 

Long story short - fix the size at 512mb least. This is because there are still programs which functions still require small amount of pagefile. And if there isn`t any they will BSOD the hell of your OS.

Also remember that pagefile will be actually used only when a program wants to work with it. So in 99% of the time it will be just there.
I personally have 16GB ram but I leaved 1GB as pagefile just in case.
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22 Jun 2013   #3
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
really cool

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belgarionbg View Post
Long story short - fix the size at 512mb least. This is because there are still programs which functions still require small amount of pagefile. And if there isn`t any they will BSOD the hell of your OS.
really sweet i have like 6 partitions on 1 hdd 1 ssd and 2 flash drives and the page file is windows set and its RAPING MY DRIVE spaces
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22 Jun 2013   #4
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belgarionbg View Post
Long story short - fix the size at 512mb least. This is because there are still programs which functions still require small amount of pagefile. And if there isn`t any they will BSOD the hell of your OS.

Also remember that pagefile will be actually used only when a program wants to work with it. So in 99% of the time it will be just there.
I personally have 16GB ram but I leaved 1GB as pagefile just in case.
yeah i decided since i have 12gbs of ram i made it 1024mbs
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22 Jun 2013   #5
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

Provided you have enough RAM and aren't at risk of filling it up, no, you generally don't need a paging file.

I recently reactivated mine, because there wasn't much of a reason for me to not use it, but for about a year I didn't use it to no ill effect.
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