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Windows 7: best performance and safety system

08 Feb 2009   #1
Daniel

Windows 7 x64 Beta
 
 
best performance and safety system

Hi all,

after reading so many threads in this forum i will open my first one to tell you guys my thoughts about my system. At least i just want to know if im right or wrong.

I use

2x Western Digital Raptor 740 ADFD (74GB)
1x Western Digital 3200 AAKS (320GB)

The first Raptor i will use for Windows 7 C:, the next Raptor for Backup and Virtual Memory D: cause its low use of space and only few backups per week. And the last one 320GB will be used for images of Programs, Movies or whatever and kind of all Files i need for Work. Do u guys think thats the best i can do or is there anyone out who think im wrong and i could get more logical use of my drives?

At last i have some trouble with the Virtual memory and Windows 7.

I use 2x 2GB OCZ Titanium

That means the Recommended space for the paging file is 6139MB. I choose initial size 6139 and max size the same. The only Problem is i can only set it up in the safe mode of windows 7. When i change back to the normal mode it tells me 6139-6139MB usage on the correct drive like i wanted.

Is there any Chance to check out if this pagefile will be used? and no others.


Thanks a lot
Daniel


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08 Feb 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As long as you have no other drive selected to have a page file on, then it should only use the one on the D: drive you have mentioned above. This tutorial is for Vista, but it should be the same in Windows 7. You might see if it can help anymore as well.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Feb 2009   #3
Daniel

Windows 7 x64 Beta
 
 

Hello Brink,

that was a really fast answer. Yes, this is a nice Post how it works. But maybe u noticed that the change of Virtual memory in Windows 7 will end at no response of this ability. Set no pagefile at all drives is easy and works without any problem. After that i can only change the size and location of the pagefile in safety mode. Thats why i asked how i can check the usage of the Virtual memory.

If you want you can check it and tell me what u think about

I have read some Threads in here where ppl had the same problem but no clearly statement if this works that way. After at all in normal mode it tells me the correct drive and size but i cant believe it.

Many people visit and post here i think thats my new homeforum.

Greetings
Daniel
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08 Feb 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Daniel,

I wish I could test it for you, but my D: drive does not show up as a option. The C: drive the only option I have.

I suppose that you could look in Task Manager under the Performance tab, then under Physical Memory, you can see how much Cached memory is currently being used.
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08 Feb 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Question. I've seen this posted before that the pagefile is on the 200MB hidden system partition. How is it possible to have a 3-6GB pagefile on a 200MB partition? Doesn't make sense to me.


Gary
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08 Feb 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi Gary,

I would not think so either. Strange thing is that my selection to what drive to place the page file was blank, but now it shows as on the C: drive with no option for the separate D: drive. Wierd, but makes more sense than blank.

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08 Feb 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Mine looked like that until I hit the dot. Then it all woke up
Haven't moved it as it won't be on another drive, just another partition.

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08 Feb 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It still only shows the C: drive for me, but I'm not planning on moving the page file either since the C: drive is a SSD drive and the D: drive is just a SATA HDD.
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08 Feb 2009   #9
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Maybe the SSD is the reason the other drives don't show. It doesn't want to use the slower drive for the pagefile.
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08 Feb 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, could be.

My motherboard also has two southbridge chips, and I have the SSD and HDD on separate chips so that they can read and write from each other simultaneously. That could also be a factor in it, but I haven't bothered to try them on the same chip to see if both would then show up there though.
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