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XP x86 not reading my entire paging file


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#1 Shadow Bird

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:12 AM

I have set WinXP SP3 x86 to have a min 5120mb max 6144mb paging file, along with 1.99 gib of physical RAM, but I don't think that XP is reading it all. Do i need a x64 copy of XP PRO for the OS to fully read my paging file? And the paging file size was the default my system came with, Dell OEM.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 09:35 AM

I don't know what you are asking...what do you mean by "reading"?

As for management of the paging file size...I personally suggest letting XP manage it and forego setting min/max amounts.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 10:09 AM

I agree, unless you are having problems with the page file size I would let Windows take care of it.

I'm curious how and or where you are reading 1.9MB of RAM. If you are looking in the operating system then you need to be looking in System Tools to read the total physical memory. If you are looking at the figure under My Computer it will not represent the total physical memory.

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