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Old 01-07-2005, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Virtual Memory/Paging File?

Under system/performance/virtual memory..what down paging files do exactly? is this using ram or HDD space?

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Old 01-07-2005, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A Paging file is used instead of ram when your Ram gets full. The paging file is stored on your hard drive so it will be slow to access. I recommend a paging file 1.5x your ram size

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Old 01-07-2005, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Jason's right. Plus you should also keep the gap between initial and max to a minimum. I usually have both set the same. This, among other things, makes sure that the page file is initiallized to the maximum set from the beginning regardless of use.

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