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Windows 7: Show Us Your WEI (2)

30 Oct 2010   #1061
djmorgan

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

Err what's a pagefile? is that some thing like hibernation.....? have not used either in years, they are bad OLD system programs that serve no real purpose in modern computers.

Just my 2 cents worth but I do have a WEI of 7.7 it would be 7.9 except for my SSD! if you search some of the major SSD creators, for their tweeks, you'll see that they don't recommend anything that does frequent writes to their SSDs'

And here is another one for you, you should do without system restore! System Restore and Your SSD | The SSD Review

Still your computer is yours, so run it how you see fit

David


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30 Oct 2010   #1062
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

We're over it and it's off topic.
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31 Oct 2010   #1063
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

You can find just as many articles that say the opposite.
It's a moot point.

As mentioned, do what suits you.

Back on topic.
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31 Oct 2010   #1064
neeraj

Windows 8 CP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mechbob View Post
These are my scores for a DX48BT2 with a Xeon X3380.
nice score buddy...
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31 Oct 2010   #1065
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mechbob View Post
These are my scores for a DX48BT2 with a Xeon X3380.
Great scores

A Guy
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31 Oct 2010   #1066
usbhubman

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djmorgan View Post
Err what's a pagefile? is that some thing like hibernation.....? have not used either in years, they are bad OLD system programs that serve no real purpose in modern computers.

Just my 2 cents worth but I do have a WEI of 7.7 it would be 7.9 except for my SSD! if you search some of the major SSD creators, for their tweeks, you'll see that they don't recommend anything that does frequent writes to their SSDs'

And here is another one for you, you should do without system restore! System Restore and Your SSD | The SSD Review

Still your computer is yours, so run it how you see fit

David
Apparently I run mine like yours. My SSD is also 7.7 - I don't have a pagefile, hyfil is turned off as is system restore. I make daily or more than daily backups using Acronis and I flash my SSD when the performance starts to drop, which has been once with this one. I was very lucky to come across Paragon Alignment tool when it was on a 6 hour 'freebie' and it showed my drive was mis-aligned as I had imaged 'down' from a 64G Kingston drive to a 60G OCZ and the alignment was off: See before and after below:

Before



After



In response to a chap that asked me for a reference, I spend 3/4 of an hour yesterday trying to find anything on pagefiles on tomshardware, overclockers, canucks, anandtech, you name it, that wasn't two or three years old. There isn't anything that doesn't just parrot the party line.

I bought my first computer (VIC20) in 1979 and I've been learning ever since. I'm not too proud to say I'm still learning!
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01 Nov 2010   #1067
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

There are a lot of opinions on the size of page file and if you actually even need it anymore. This of coarse depends on the amount of RAM in your system and the individuals usage and programs.
Graphics manipulation and video editing are a couple uses that will benefit from more RAM and a large page file setting.

This article mentions the fact that you might not need a large page file, but uses the memory dump as the reason you should keep page file turned on.
Is that valid or necessary, it is up to the individual and their preferences.

RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff

The full article,
General Windows Information RAM, Virtual Memory, PageFile and all that stuff

The information here is targeted at servers but, has information and a way to check if your system needs a page file.
It actually says that with enough RAM you don't need a large page file.

Quote:
The best way to size the pagefile is to monitor how much of the pagefile is in use and the system paging activity. If very little of the pagefile is ever used, there is not much point in having a large minimum size.
How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows

Check your system, then decide what is best for you.

My hibernate is turned off, SSD page file is 400mb.
These are a couple of tweaks that were done for my SSD.

OCZ has a lot of SSD info, most of it is valid for any SSD.
Just what tweaks are needed in win7 with SSD?

Some info from MS on SSDs,
Support and Q&A for Solid-State Drives
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01 Nov 2010   #1068
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
There are a lot of opinions on the size of page file and if you actually even need it anymore. This of coarse depends on the amount of RAM in your system and the individuals usage and programs.
Graphics manipulation and video editing are a couple uses that will benefit from more RAM and a large page file setting.

This article mentions the fact that you might not need a large page file, but uses the memory dump as the reason you should keep page file turned on.
Is that valid or necessary, it is up to the individual and their preferences.

RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff

The full article,
General Windows Information RAM, Virtual Memory, PageFile and all that stuff

The information here is targeted at servers but, has information and a way to check if your system needs a page file.
It actually says that with enough RAM you don't need a large page file.

Quote:
The best way to size the pagefile is to monitor how much of the pagefile is in use and the system paging activity. If very little of the pagefile is ever used, there is not much point in having a large minimum size.
How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows

Check your system, then decide what is best for you.

My hibernate is turned off, SSD page file is 400mb.
These are a couple of tweaks that were done for my SSD.
Good post Dave
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01 Nov 2010   #1069
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Mine...


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02 Nov 2010   #1070
Pash00n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Pretty good for a budget system I suppose.


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