I wonder if the way I have my current page file(s) set up is really the best that I could arrange. There are so many different (and contradictory) recommendations on websites that I am not sure any more which to follow. This is what I have at the moment:
1. Page File on my C Drive set at min and max 1000MBs. The C Drive is a 50GB partition on a 120GB SSD. Ideally I would rather have no page file on the C Drive - both for space reasons and because I think the read/writes may shorten the life of the drive (but I am sure some will disagree!).
2. Page file (system managed) on a physically separate drive (SATA). This is on a small partition (10GBs) reserved for the PF only at the start of the 1TB drive, which has two other partitions of almost 500MBs each
3. Another page file, exactly as (2) above, but on a third (SATA) drive.
So, I have three page files. I have not removed the file on the C drive as I understand it is needed there for crash dump files etc. But what is the minimum size for that? I set it at 1000MBs after reading various threads advising this as the smallest one should allow, but given that I have 2 x 6GBs of virtual memory on other drives...? Is it possible somehow to dispense with the page file on the C drive entirely?Maybe I don't need so much virtual memory, but the two 10GB partitions are tiny compared to the overall space I have available (some 5TBs), so I might as well keep them. (Can a page file be TOO large??).
My physical RAM is 6GBs...
Be interested to see what people say - and how many people disagree with each other!! :-)
Thanks for any input,