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Do I really need pagefile active?

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Best Answer paws , 31 December 2018 - 05:36 AM

Yes, generally speaking it's essential for smooth running with some programmes. You may be able to get away without one for some programmes if you have a large amount of RAM but the ability to... Go to the full post »


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Just wondering do I really need page file active on my system?  I do play a lot of games, watch vids, and browse the net.


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Yes, generally speaking it's essential for smooth running with some programmes.

 

You may be able to get away without one for some programmes if you have a large amount of RAM but the ability to use hard drive space as a temporary substitute for RAM  (although a lot slower than actual RAM) is an important feature of Windows memory management.

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I'll try it out.  Anything happens I'll turn it back on.


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