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Windows 7: Pagefile partition size?

26 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 Release Candidate
Pagefile partition size?

I was wondering what's a good size for a W7 pagefile partition? I have Windows 7 installed on my primary drive (OS) and decided to make a 7GB pagefile partition on my secondary drive as I heard it is better to have the pagefile on a different hard drive. I have 6GB of memory installed if it makes any difference.

Is 7GB enough? I noticed the partition already gets filled up so I had to disable that annoying "hard drive disk space is low" balloon notifications that kept popping up.. people are getting away with having no pagefile so I figured 7GB would be more than enough?

I should add that I am not experiencing any blue screens of death or any problems despite the notifications popping up.

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26 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

I believe that Microsoft advises 1.5 times the installed memory, but I have personally always set to double or even triple the memory as drive space is not really an issue these days :)
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28 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I reckon you should have a 15gb partition and set the min/max pagefile values to 9gb each based on your 6gb ram. You want some leeway for system files like the MFT.
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