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#1 Stacy Jamie

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 08:41 PM

For XP SP3 and 3gb of RAM, which is the better option:

- system managed

or

- custom (my default custom seems to have been set at 2048)?

What are the advantages and disadvantages as well?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:26 PM

3GB of RAM is almost like an overkill for Windows XP, so the size of your page doesn't matter.
You could have none, as well.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:42 AM

3Gigs of RAM isn't over kill for Windows XP SP3. My wife's computer has 3 gigs of RAM and has plenty of room for other applications. She is a gamer, and she DJ's on a game called Second Life. THat game takes up a lot of RAM and so does her DJ Program.

Leave your pagefile settings alone, and let windows handle it. Setting your page file to none can cause serious adverse effects when your RAM gets all used up, and this can include BSOD's, Lock ups, and shutdowns.

I say 2Gigs is the bare minimum for any operating system out there.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:31 PM

so I should just check "system managed size" in virtual memory?

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:32 PM

3Gigs of RAM isn't over kill for Windows XP SP3.

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:39 PM

Yes, system managed is the option to use.

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