pagin file

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  1. Guest

    just a simple quiestio

    if you have 4 gbs of RAM is it good to still enable file paging

    , Sep 14, 2008
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  2. saycheez

    saycheez Guest

    Unless you are using a 64 bit flavor of Windows the OS basically sees 2-3
    gbs only. If you are using a 64 bit version of Windows the OS sees all your
    RAM but probably cannot run your programs, has lousy drivers, etc.
    And despite what you might think or what some "experts" recommend Microsoft
    recommends that your primary paging file be on your C drive.
    All flavors of Windows will insist on using a hard drive based paging file
    regardless of how much RAM you have or what you are actually doing with your
    computer unless you shut this option off.
    Based on what I have seen in objective testing and personal experience I
    would allow Windows to determine the size of the paging file and it hardly
    matters what drive you place it on.
    Most users are more likely to run out of "resources" before they run out of
    RAM or paging file space.
    saycheez, Sep 15, 2008
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  3. ClueLess

    ClueLess Guest

    On Sat, 13 Sep 2008 19:26:21 -0700 (PDT), wrote:

    >just a simple quiestio
    >if you have 4 gbs of RAM is it good to still enable file paging

    Now I am inviting flame from everybody

    Right from Win98 days I have been disabling pagefile and have never encountered
    any problem. In WinXP Pro 768 memory and pagefile disabled. Doing video edit,
    DVD burning, music edit etc no problem.

    ClueLess, Sep 18, 2008
  4. ClueLess

    ClueLess Guest

    On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:33:09 -0400, "boat987" <> wrote:

    >Why are you disabling the page file? Is the hard drive too small? In this
    >day and age, there's no reason not to have all the hardware you need to use
    >the OS the way it was intended. Video and music take a huge amount of

    In the olden Win98 (Win95 by default did not have page file) days when hard
    disks were small I used to disable page file and found that this never was a
    problem so I continued with the practice with ME and XP with no performance

    I do create videos with menu and then burn them to DVD without any problem.

    I never used 2000 or NT so I cannot say anything about them.


    Thanks for your time and attention

    ClueLess, Sep 19, 2008
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