as far as the paging and memory goes, essentially memory is the first to be filled. the o/s will look and find address available. If they are, its plugged with whatever info. The lower the VM, the more windows will allow to be used in memory. with VM, its kind of like this. if something residing in mem isn't accessed often, or at all for a time and the new guy comes in needing memory (cause he's running in the front now), then that part of mem is copied into a .swp file, or page file, or swap file. this frees up the memory addressed to be allocated. the o/s handles the traffic back and forth between page and mem. now, if you want to have increase in prerformance, then I'd suggest setting min and max to the same size. If you having probs, then set page to 0 (clearing it), boot to safe and then set it to its normal (min and max same amount, that way its always available and windows does not have to manage it by increse or decrese in size) This will speed things up. If you have another HDD, then pop it in there and put the page file on another HDD. That will also speed it up
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