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I have read about disabling your virtual memory. They say you can do it if you have 512MB or more. i have 768 and i am wondering what happens when you turn it off and what the risk is. what does it do and will the pc be faster? and how do you do it?

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disabling virtual memory is dumb

People who advocate this are chasing performance tweaks that yield no results.

Certain programs will use more than 768mb of memory so disabling it will only result in out of memory errors. If windows does not need virtual memory, it will not use it so disabling it is pointless. If you leave it on and you don't use it your wasting a couple hundred mbs of harddrive and with today's multi gb drives, there's no gain.

If you are going to disable virtual memory you need to really know your system and habits to ensure you will not need it, and the gain is just not of much value.

Far better to set defragment your drive, set a semi-permanent swap file and go on your way
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Here, give this a read

http://www.rojakpot....var1=143&var2=0
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thanks for the reply! :tazz:

Far better to set defragment your drive, set a semi-permanent swap file and go on your way

Does that just mean defragment it once in a while? what is a semi-permanent swap file and how do i set it?


thanks again man.
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read the link..it goes into great detail
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thanks, i read the link. the link wasn't the most helpfull but the posts after it helped me out.:tazz:

thanks again man
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