Setting Page file help..
Posted 25 July 2005 - 12:55 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:02 PM
How big should the page file be?
There is a great deal of myth surrounding this question. Two big fallacies are:
The file should be a fixed size so that it does not get fragmented, with minimum and maximum set the same
The file should be 2.5 times the size of RAM (or some other multiple)
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:05 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:13 PM
EXAMPLE: Set the Initial page file size to 400 MB on a computer with 128 MB RAM; 250 on a 256 MB computer; or 100 MB for larger sizes.
But have a high Maximum size — 700 or 800 MB or even more if there is plenty of disk space. Having this high will do no harm. Then if you find the actual pagefile.sys gets larger (as seen in Explorer), adjust the initial size up accordingly. Such a need for more than a minimal initial page file is the best indicator of benefit from adding RAM: if an initial size set, for a trial, at 50MB never grows, then more RAM will do nothing for the machine's performance.
I have XP Pro with 2GB Ram which runs fine on the recommended setting but an XP Home with 1 GB Ram which prefers system mangaged
Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:15 PM
Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:18 PM
There's so much stuff to deal with for hardware to operating system deal lol.
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