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Offline Yezinki

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Page file settings query!
« on: June 10, 2009, 08:38:20 PM »
Hi there,

I know this topic has been discussed earlier.

But I wanted to start a new thread to remove some queries:

I have machines with 2 & 4 GB of physical memory @677MHZ.

System managed option, for page file is set on both.

My query is that in Advanced>Performance> Total paging is set at 2046 & 3965 MB respectively.

When clicked on Change, its displays> currently allocated 2046/3965, Recommended 3047 /4965 respective values again for both.

So what does that actually mean & imply?

Should I change it to custom set & place the recommended values?

Hoping to hear from you,

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Re: Page file settings query!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 08:46:02 PM »
If I were you, I'll let Windows manage these files as it needs.
I've read a lot of time ago that the page file should be between 1 and 1,5 the size of the RAM memory, but I'm not sure this was just said for old computers.
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Re: Page file settings query!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 08:56:11 PM »
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I agree with Tech in that it is better to let Windows manage this automatically.


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Re: Page file settings query!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 09:25:50 PM »
Thanks Tech & CharleyO for sharing your expert experience.
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Re: Page file settings query!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 05:00:06 AM »
If you want to do some reading on the subject, you might find the following informative:
http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2007/12/14/what-is-the-page-file-for-anyway.aspx

My personal preference is the same as Tech and CharleyO ----- Let Windows Mange it.
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Re: Page file settings query!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2009, 01:21:43 PM »
If you want to do some reading on the subject, you might find the following informative:
http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2007/12/14/what-is-the-page-file-for-anyway.aspx

My personal preference is the same as Tech and CharleyO ----- Let Windows Mange it.

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