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Windows 7: Setting the virtual memory

16 May 2010   #1
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 
Setting the virtual memory

hi all
can i have advice on setting the virtual memory? my ram is 6 GB: windows 7- 64 bit 1TB hard drive (split in: 500 GB C operating system, & 500 GB D, data)
ive had lots of advice from my books and windows site but still confused what's best for my machine


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16 May 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The very best is if you leave it alone and let the system manage it. Any intervention can only make it worse.
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16 May 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

that's what i have it set at now thanks
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16 May 2010   #4
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

u can make it a little bit higher it will help a bit, but its not much a performance gain compared to real ram, if u wanna increase it do so by a little and dont go crazy. ive seen ppl go nuts and make it alot, if u put to much u might see a negative result
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16 May 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1 View Post
u can make it a little bit higher it will help a bit, but its not much a performance gain compared to real ram, if u wanna increase it do so by a little and dont go crazy. ive seen ppl go nuts and make it alot, if u put to much u might see a negative result
This man has 6GBs of RAM. I doubt that his page file gets a lot of use.
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16 May 2010   #6
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Just leave Windows to manage it on it's own I have 6GB Ram and I hardly ever use it at all.

Steve
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17 May 2010   #7
Krispy1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yea 6gb is plenty to begin with and will be ample
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17 May 2010   #8
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Ditto, leave it alone and ignore anything you hear about disabling it or manipulating it. you have plenty of RAM and 7 manages it very well.
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18 May 2010   #9
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

thanks all
i have left the settings alone (system managed)
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