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#1 Wanganmr8

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:28 PM

I need a quick help on adjusting my paging file size.

I want to optimize it, however. As simple as it my sound, I think I am over looking it.

Here is a screen shot of my paging file, what should I fix?

My specs are:

2.0 Ghz
3G RAM
7,500 RPM HDD

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:34 PM

Hi,

As long as you are not experiencing issues caused by the page file then I would just leave it be. Many problems have been caused by messing with the page file sizes such as system crashes. :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:34 PM

I agree with computerxpds. Windows does a good job of managing the paging file, and most users would find little practical difference, unless the fixed paging file can be on a fast dedicated drive.

The biggest optimization by far is minimising the requirement for paging, which is to say adequate RAM. If a system with 3GB of RAM is using the paging file enough to cause performance issues, that tells me the system usage is heavy enough to warrant using a 64 bit OS with more than 4GB of RAM. But if you're lucky enough to have a Windows installation that can access beyond 3GB of real memory, then having 4GB of RAM fitted could give more benefit from the extra 200MB or so of available RAM than you'd get from tweaking the paging file.

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#4 Wanganmr8

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 02:57 AM

Thanks everyone!

Well I don't remember the exact number for default paging size.

What should I do? Use the recommended, or leave it off?

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:03 AM

You should just leave it as it is in the picture, which in the picture it is managed by windows is checked. :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 09:31 AM

You should just leave it as it is in the picture, which in the picture it is managed by windows is checked. :thumbsup:



ok, thanks! :flowers:

Close thread please.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:54 AM

Generally, we don't close threads...they may be of value to someone with a similar situation.

Glad you received the proper answers :thumbsup:.

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