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Windows 7: System Paging File

31 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
System Paging File

Hi There,

I was wondering if someone with more knowledge than me can assist.

I have 16GB DDR3 1600 Ram installed on Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit.

Here is a screenshot of my Paging file tab showing what's allocated:

C Drive = System Managed
X Drive (FSX) = System Managed
P Driver (Prepar3D) = System managed.

Can someone please clarify why I have 48GB of paging file enabled. My computer is running as it should and gaming is fine, however I don't have 48GB of RAM installed (if that's where Paging generates from), so why is that number so.....and should I manually set a custom amount.

Thanks in advance.

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31 Oct 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Look at it again. 48 MB not GB.

On my systems I just let Windows 7 manage pagefile and all memory process.
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31 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Isnt 48977mb 48GB as 1000mb=1GB
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31 Oct 2015   #4

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Win 10 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by layback bear View Post
look at it again. 48 mb not gb.
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31 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

So is that normal to have that much on paging file or should i set a custom size?
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31 Oct 2015   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

boeing, as the description states, that is the combined (meaning as it is accounted for across all drives), system managed paging file system allocated. That allocation is managed by the system and is not relative to physical memory ,but virtual space available for paging use. And yes 48XXX MB is 48 GB. LaybackBear may not have had that 2nd cup of coffee yet.
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31 Oct 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Making a fresh pot as I post. I need some help getting my 3 brain cells working again.
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31 Oct 2015   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

A 48GB paging file does seem excessive. If you are running a SSD you can reduce the page file to 1GB or 2GB. You also have 16GB of RAM, so try a smaller page file size & see how you go.

Use the method that you have in first post & select Custom Size & remember that the setting requires MB so to get say 2GB you need to type in 2000MB.
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31 Oct 2015   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

So would I set all 3 of those drives in my screenshot which are currently "system managed" to 2GB each.

My Windows drive is on an SSD.
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31 Oct 2015   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Not sure how it would ever get to 48 GB with only 16 GB of memory, the page file is usually the same as the amount of memory installed.

With 16 GB of memory or higher, I don`t even use a page file. (just my personal choice)

Never seen another drive other then C even use a page file.

But I have no clue what your P and X partitions are either.

Set each to 4 GB max.
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