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Did you by chance try tweaking the performance of your system by moving the page file and forget to delete the original one? Are they exactly the same?
The attachment shows the settings I use with 1 gig of ram. The paging file is by default set on the boot drive -- but some people do use tweaks to move it to another drive, allegedly for performance reasons.
You need a paging file unless you have way more ram than you would ever come close to using. 1 gig is not enough to delete or disable all paging.
You can delete the file on the drive where it is not currently set. And you can modify the the size per the properties settings in the location indicated.
Isn't this the year to consider getting a larger hard drive ?
Using the feature that Rollin' Rog cited, you can restrict your pagefile to one drive/file only. I would suggest monitoring the use of your pagefile through the Performance tab of Task Manager - and then adjusting your pagefile to a size slightly larger than the maximum value that you see. I'd also advise setting the Custom settings for the same thing on both Max and Min - this saves a few resources as Windows doesn't have to mess around with the size in the background.
For starters, I'd also suggest that you set it at 1.5 times the amount of your physical RAM (a pagefile of 1.5 gB) - but you can reduce it as low as you want. Eventually, if your system needs the pagefile, it'll give you "Running low on virtual memory" errors - which is your sign to increase the pagefile. This presumes that there's no programs malfunctioning and hogging the pagefile after they're done with it.
Edited by Rustendrage, 18 October 2007 - 09:38 AM.
Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:58 AM
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