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Windows 7: Virtual Memory

14 Oct 2009   #11

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Ummm, the OP was not talking about a Virtual Machine....he was talking about Virtual Memory.
Ummm maybe you need to take Antman off ignore....because he already pointed that out

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14 Oct 2009   #12

Win7 RTM
 
 

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ok first thank you all for your responses. now about drive speed how do i figure out what one of my 2 drives is the faster is their a tool in windows or is their a freeware program that could tell me that info? as for default settings Windows 7 had the virtual memory on the system disk i only changed it to my slave disk as i once was told that having the vm on a different drive other then the os disk would increase performance this being said should i switch it back to the os disk or leave it on my slave ?
What Antman said. Jimbo's advice pertained to a different definition of "VM", not the pagefile settings you're discussing.

If you're looking to make the best possible use of that second drive for pagefile purposes, don't just move the entire pagefile. Instead, split it up across both drives - say 2GB on the first drive, 2GB on the second, and so on for any new drives (spindles) you add to the system in the future.
So i should not just have the virtual memory/page file on just one disk but split it between all the disks in my machine? sorry if i made confusion about running a virtual machine I'm a noob/novice and get my definitions mixed up in the future i will remember the different acronyms
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14 Oct 2009   #13

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Archangel83 View Post
So i should not just have the virtual memory/page file on just one disk but split it between all the disks in my machine?
Yes. When multiple spindles are available, there are performance benefits to splitting up the pagefile across most or all of them. The OS has the ability to pick the instantaneously fastest (least busy) drive at a given point in time.

However, it won't make any huge difference for a home machine with a decent amount of memory. In fact, I'd be surprised if you actually noticed any effect.

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sorry if i made confusion about running a virtual machine I'm a noob/novice and get my definitions mixed up in the future i will remember the different acronyms
No need to be sorry. It was a simple misunderstanding
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14 Oct 2009   #14

 

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sorry if i made confusion about running a virtual machine i'm a noob/novice and get my definitions mixed up in the future i will remember the different acronyms
no need to be sorry. It was a simple misunderstanding
iirc, irdm - af aik. Wamm. Ymmv.

Ftw.
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14 Oct 2009   #15

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
iirc, afaik, irdm. Wamm. Ymmv.

Ftw.
OTOH, not all TLAs have equal SNAFU powers. E-TLAs tend to be more unique, while S-TLA usage more frequently results in FSCK-ups.
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14 Oct 2009   #16

 

Who started this? Speak English.
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14 Oct 2009   #17

Win7 RTM
 
 

HAHAHA! very funny
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14 Oct 2009   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
iirc, afaik, irdm. Wamm. Ymmv.

Ftw.
OTOH, not all TLAs have equal SNAFU powers. E-TLAs tend to be more unique, while S-TLA usage more frequently results in FSCK-ups.

Hey guys, please have merci with us poor foreigners that so not understand your morse code - LOL.
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14 Oct 2009   #19

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
iirc, afaik, irdm. Wamm. Ymmv.

Ftw.
OTOH, not all TLAs have equal SNAFU powers. E-TLAs tend to be more unique, while S-TLA usage more frequently results in FSCK-ups.

Hey guys, please have merci with us poor foreigners that so not understand your morse code - LOL.
"Inlining" Antman's post:

The Image and Identity Reseach Collective, as far as he knows, leads to Insulin Resistant Diabetes Mellitus. Thankfully, Women are Against Military Madness. Your Massive Mastodon ate my Velociraptor.

Quite.
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14 Oct 2009   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post

OTOH, not all TLAs have equal SNAFU powers. E-TLAs tend to be more unique, while S-TLA usage more frequently results in FSCK-ups.

Hey guys, please have merci with us poor foreigners that so not understand your morse code - LOL.
"Inlining" Antman's post:

The Image and Identity Reseach Collective, as far as he knows, leads to Insulin Resistant Diabetes Mellitus. Thankfully, Women are Against Military Madness. Your Massive Mastodon ate my Velociraptor.

Quite.

Thanks for the translation - very funny.
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