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Page File And Partitions


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#1 moksha

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:24 PM

We have Photoshop 7 running in a separate partition, some of the graphics files my partner works with are close to a gig in size, which means slow running until I get around to buying more RAM I would like to increase the pagefile size, this is located in the primary partition the Windows tweaking companion suggests this is where it should stay does anyone have any feedback on this?

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 03:43 PM

Your page file SHOULD stay on your primary partition, since that is where windows is installed. To change the size of the page file, Right click on my computer, select properties. Then click the advanced tab. Click "Settings" listed under performance. Then click the advanced tab and select "Change" at the bottom under virtual memory. Set your page file as needed.

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Posted 29 April 2007 - 06:34 PM

Moving the pagefile to another partition on the hard disk won't give you any noticeable performance increase. You may see a performance increase if you relocate the pagefile to another drive that's equally as fast as your primary hard drive.

Increasing the pagefile size will only give you a performance increase if you're running out of space on your pagefile. And, if this is happening, you'll be getting error messages about running low on virtual memory.
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