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Windows 7: Paging files (i have3gb)

26 Oct 2009   #1

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Paging files (i have3gb)

I have 3 GB of ram in my computer and i have about 3gb of ram of paging files what i want to know is if i should have less.. because my system doesn't use 1gb of my ram even under intense operation


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26 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wany View Post
I have 3 GB of ram in my computer and i have about 3gb of ram of paging files what i want to know is if i should have less.. because my system doesn't use 1gb of my ram even under intense operation
Many people have many different opinnions on what pagefiles should be used...

If you want to hear mine (or not...just ignore it then) than I have a range that I use...

1GB = 1024MB
MIN = 256 MB always
MAX = 2 * RAM (1GB RAM PHYS), 1 * RAM (2GB RAM), 1/2 * RAM (3GB RAM), 1/4 * RAM (4GB RAM)

No matter what you choose...make sure you atleast have a pagefile of 256 or above...just in case an app complains about not having one
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27 Oct 2009   #3

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Ok thanks
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27 Oct 2009   #4

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There's no advantage to setting it to less - assuming you have sufficient free disk space for the PF to work in. It is not like you free up resources by making it less. If disk space is so tight you need the extra gig or two of disk space, then it's time to do some disk cleanup, or add more disk storage.
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