page file?

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  1. botchachu

    botchachu New Member

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    How much should I use for my c: windows page file? (40 gig partition on C drive) Would changing it lower raise the performance any?

    I know what windows recommends, but is that what i should use?

    thanks :)
     
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    botchachu New Member

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    has anyone just not messed with it?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I used to mess with it with NT, but to gain the benefits of it, you pretty much have to use a different drive for the page file.
     
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    1+2mb to 1.5x physical memory is the suggested size for servers. Same for XP. Usually, it is just best to let the OS handle it for your home PC.

    edit: To get any performance gains, you have to spread it out across multiple drives. You won't see much unless you are running up against your physical RAM limit. Better to just buy more ram if that is the case.
     
  5. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    since 2000 you can just let windows manage it
     
  6. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Bingo.

    1.5*Ram on a seperate drive yields the best results.
     
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    botchachu New Member

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    thanks, i'll give that a shot.
     
  8. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    EXACTLY!! (But setting to any drive other than the OS drive does help)
     

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