Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.
Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad
BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
Location:Southeastern CT, USA
Local time:04:54 AM
Posted 04 March 2009 - 09:30 PM
This all depends on the system's configuration and how strained your resources are when using the pagefile.
Presuming that the C: and D: drives are on the same physical hard drive, then system managed is likely to be your best bet. Vista does a much better job of managing the pagefile than XP did - so the old 1.5x rule really doesn't apply any more (IMO).
I've run Vista with a pagefile on a separate drive, and Vista with a pagefile on the same drive and haven't noticed much of a difference (but this is with plenty of RAM and fast SATA hard drives).
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.
- John (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. ** If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.
DA, you may or may not. If you on the minimum, like a 1GB RAM on a Windows Home Premium, then most likely you will see the difference. But on a 4GB+ machine, I don't there the performance change is going to be less notable. Nevertheless, your performance will be enhanced, whether it may be slightly or majorly.