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Windows 7: Recommended size of swap file with 4 GB ram

26 Sep 2010   #11
brianzion

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

check this thread of mine and you can download a program to see what type ram you have

RAMMon provides a snapshot of the available data for each RAM module


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26 Sep 2010   #12
brianzion

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

make sure you choose what bit size though for your system

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26 Sep 2010   #13
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
that looks good to me what size is the hard drive?
250 GB
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26 Sep 2010   #14
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckerking View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
that looks good to me what size is the hard drive?
250 GB
i would not partition then leave as it is
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26 Sep 2010   #15
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckerking View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
that looks good to me what size is the hard drive?
250 GB
i would not partition then leave as it is
yes. I haven't done that.
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26 Sep 2010   #16
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
check this thread of mine and you can download a program to see what type ram you have

RAMMon provides a snapshot of the available data for each RAM module
that program looks like a useful program
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26 Sep 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just let Windows manage the swap file itself. If you really feel that you have to set it to something, the old school recommendation was 2x the amount of RAM...thus in your case 8GB. If you have a large hard drive, this may be hardly noticeable.
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26 Sep 2010   #18
madtownidiot

 

If you're used to linux, which I'm guessing because you called it a swap file, it should be at least the same size as the memory in your system. You can get away with less than that if you don't plan to do any memory intensive applications, like multiple VMs, graphics music or photo editing etc..

Windows depends much more heavily on the pagefile than linux does on swap. I recommend 1.5x the actual memory for a pagefile, which is what I usually set as a fixed amount immediately after installing windows. Letting windows manage the virtual memory means the pagefile will become fragmented if you later decide to use Photoshop, Nero, or VMware... or even Winrar or 7zip, which can take a huge amount of memory during file compression operations.
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26 Sep 2010   #19
truckerking

Windows 7 Professional 64bit Retail Swedish Version
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If you're used to linux, which I'm guessing because you called it a swap file, it should be at least the same size as the memory in your system. You can get away with less than that if you don't plan to do any memory intensive applications, like multiple VMs, graphics music or photo editing etc..

Windows depends much more heavily on the pagefile than linux does on swap. I recommend 1.5x the actual memory for a pagefile, which is what I usually set as a fixed amount immediately after installing windows. Letting windows manage the virtual memory means the pagefile will become fragmented if you later decide to use Photoshop, Nero, or VMware... or even Winrar or 7zip, which can take a huge amount of memory during file compression operations.
yes I'm using very memory intensive applications. I'm for example using Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, VmWare Workstation and other Adobe memory intensive applications. I'm also playing pretty heavy games too. But I did a few modifications. Instead of having the swap file on the main partition(the partition with Windows and all my programs installed) I created a new partition with a size of 5 GB and use this ONLY for the swap file because if you do this the main partition does not have to work that much and the computer might be a bit faster
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26 Sep 2010   #20
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by truckerking View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
If you're used to linux, which I'm guessing because you called it a swap file, it should be at least the same size as the memory in your system. You can get away with less than that if you don't plan to do any memory intensive applications, like multiple VMs, graphics music or photo editing etc..

Windows depends much more heavily on the pagefile than linux does on swap. I recommend 1.5x the actual memory for a pagefile, which is what I usually set as a fixed amount immediately after installing windows. Letting windows manage the virtual memory means the pagefile will become fragmented if you later decide to use Photoshop, Nero, or VMware... or even Winrar or 7zip, which can take a huge amount of memory during file compression operations.
yes I'm using very memory intensive applications. I'm for example using Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended, VmWare Workstation and other Adobe memory intensive applications. I'm also playing pretty heavy games too. But I did a few modifications. Instead of having the swap file on the main partition(the partition with Windows and all my programs installed) I created a new partition with a size of 5 GB and use this ONLY for the swap file because if you do this the main partition does not have to work that much and the computer might be a bit faster
cool and is it working ok ?
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