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Old 03-27-2006, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello folks, this is my very first post. I seem to like the idea of this community- lots of good info.

Well i came across a good deal for ram and now i will have ram coming out of my butt. I have a new emachine with a amd 64 3200+ processor. Soon i will have two sticks of 256 and two sticks of 512 ram. all of the sticks are dual ram in dual channel slots. so my question is how do i cut down on my pagefileing without jeopardizing the integrity of my computers operations.

I know that the computer is desgined to put some memory into pagefiling in order to have physical memory "handy". however, i want to do away with the automatic pagefiling funny business that my computer does- even the kernel if possible.

should i just limit the virtual memory to a limited "initial" or "maximum size?" should i just select the option to eliminate pagefiling alltogether? Is it true that at least some pagefileing is needed- if so what is the mininum? any suggestion would be appreciated. by the way im using xp home os.

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make the pagefile the same size as your total ram. you may need some luck to get 4 non-identical sticks working in dual channel. look through the performance settings and click "system" under "memory usage"
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