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Windows 7: Cleaning up clutter from memory

07 Jan 2010   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anusha View Post
But still it would be often slowing down the system.
How would it be slowing down the system?
Sounds like a preconception myth to me.


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07 Jan 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anusha View Post
But still it would be often slowing down the system.
How would it be slowing down the system?
Sounds like a preconception myth to me.

I can only agree. If it is not used, it will do nothing. And if it really needs to be used, that's better than a BSOD which really slows you down. I think there is a confusion with superfetch.
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07 Jan 2010   #13
Anusha

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anusha View Post
But still it would be often slowing down the system.
How would it be slowing down the system?
Sounds like a preconception myth to me.

I can only agree. If it is not used, it will do nothing. And if it really needs to be used, that's better than a BSOD which really slows you down. I think there is a confusion with superfetch.
It slows down the system because Windows unnecessarily pages stuff that are not used in a while, regardless of whether you have a lot of free RAM available or not. For example, you play a game for a while and want to quickly come to the desktop, you can't do that as fast as where there wasn't a pagefile. It may or may not be noticeable to you, or even the slowdowns are acceptable to you. Maybe it doesn't slow down for the things that you do. There are certain things that can give bad results with a pagefile such as audio composition. Again, everything is subjective.

But..enabling the pagefile is NOT the solution I'm hoping for. Probably there is no solution for my problem, because everything has its good and bad sides.
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