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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 pagefile, scratch disk, temp files, etc

10 Jun 2010   #1

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Windows 7 x64 pagefile, scratch disk, temp files, etc

I have the following desktop: TechComet: My Gadgets

My “MO” is generally to keep things “default” unless there is a good reason why I should change the way something is set up.

An example is that I read SSDs wear out over time so it is better to put the paging file on a separate disk. Hence, I created a dedicated partition on my 1TB HD and put my paging file there. The partition is 10GB and the paging file can go up to a total of 9GB (I have 6GB of RAM).

I have read articles that I suggest I move my Photoshop CS5 scratch disk of my SSD onto a separate hard drive. Hence, I made my paging file partition bigger and put the scratch disk there. I don’t deal with a lot of massive photoshop files, so this shouldn’t be a big deal, but again I want the best performance with the least hassle.

So, my questions are:

1. Where should the paging file be placed and approximately how big should it be?
2. Where should the Photoshop scratch disk be placed?
3. Should I move my temp folders off my SSD (i.e. move them to my HD)?
4. Are there any other hardware or optimization tweak that would benefit the speed or longevity of my system?

Again like I said I don’t like trying out every obscure hack, for one thing there is so much disagreement over these hacks that it is difficult to figure out what is the best thing to do.

Anyway, thanks for helping!

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12 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

Asked and answered, over and over again.

Windows 7 x64 pagefile, scratch disk, temp files, etc
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12 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7

See, this is the point, no-one replied on this forum, so if I had posted only here I would not have gotten any response at all.
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12 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

I understand why you did it - so you could get attention before anyone else. But understand this is like going to a busy grocery store and sending your 10 kids to stand in line at each checkout, then rushing your cart over to the one that gets to the front first.

There are limited number of responders on all these forums and you are attempting to get their attention for something that is not even a problem! Google could have been used, probably with less effort than posting the same question all over the place, to get most of your answers, if not all.

As I noted in that other thread, this practice often does result in conflicting information and it can lead to results that are confusing not only to the OPs, but to the responders as well.

The proper thing to do is post at one site, wait a few days and then if not satisfied, move to another site.
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