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Virtual Memory Page Size Setting


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#1 Beav

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Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:41 PM

On a Compaq Presario with Windows XP Home SP2 upgrade. My computer came with 512mb memory. I later added another 512=1gig. My question is, should I change the page size for virtual memory. It is now set at 756mb. I am not having any problems, but read something on another forum that made me curious. Any comments or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 01:03 AM

You should make it a little bigger.
The initial size should be at least 1.5 times bigger than the amount of physical RAM. Do NOT make the Pagefile smaller than the amount of AID-5 volume. Paging files do not need fault-tolerance, anphysical RAM you've got putting a paging file on a fault-tolerant drive, such as a mirrored volume (installed on your system.

Make its initial size as big as the maximum size. This will avoid writing large files to the HD, which cause a lot of disk activity that will cause performance degradation. Also, since the Pagefile only grows in increments, you will probably cause Pagefile fragmentation, adding more overhead

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:09 AM

Uhaliqani, I now have it changed as you suggested. The maximum was set at 1512, so the initial size is now at 1512 also, up from 756. I appreciate the quick response. This old man needs all the help he can get.




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