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Old 04-16-2006, 08:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question, not sure if it's possible... I have 2 HD, 160 and 40gigs... i hardly use the 40... no i have 512mb ram, is it possible to convert some of that 40gigs and kinda make more ram from that then go out and buy more ram?
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you can increase the Paging File
right click My Computer
-> properties
-> advanced
-> settings (performance)
-> advanced
-> change (Vitual Memory)

paging file is a file on the hard drive used as RAM.
the advantage is the ability to increase virtual memory
the disadvantage is the speed of the hard drive. it is much slower than normal RAM.
for that reason, I disable paging file on my system completely. but I have 1GB RAM, and I wouldn't recommend disabling it if you have any less than about 768MB RAM, unless you really do not run enough programs to take much RAM
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i play eq2, and i have 512 so was wondering if doing this would effect game play better or worse?
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depends how much RAM it uses. try it with and without paging file enabled, and also try lower values (128MB, 256MB) and see which one runs better
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when you say lowering it, you're talking about the paging system right?
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