Originally posted by ekÆsine
If you have enough main memory (512MB+ for winXP/2k) than you don't have much of a need for a swap file. The tip about using a separate partition for the swap is mostly useless. I would abandon the idea completely. You will not notice much if any difference in speed. I would use "The Default: A dynamic swap file on the same partition and physical hard drive (usually C: ) as Windows. "
I have exactly 512. I once tried disabling SWAP completely, but I quickly ran out of space. I usually have about 800 MB total in use including the page file and the physical RAM. I multitask to the extreme. But if it's really that useless, maybe I should rearrange the drive a bit.