Originally Posted by LastBucsfan
Well it's not really that I'm anticipating the FBI knocking down the door, lol.
The added shutdown time is not too excessive, my rig seems to handle it relatively quickly. If I were going to be doing alot of reboots (i.e. installing lots of software and rebooting) then I could always disable it and re enable it when I'm done. Other than that I don't shutdown completely too often to be annoyed by it.
Currently I'm not using an SSD. I would love to have one, but issues with secure erasure of data on them is a concern I have.
just kidding bout the fbi lol
how many drives do you have? Just the raid config?
First determine the size of the pagefile you need. Use the Performance Monitor, which has two counters that you can use to determine your pagefileâ€™s optimal size.
The % Usage counter tells you in real time what percentage of the pagefile is currently in use. The % Usage Peak counter tells you what percentage of the pagefile was in use during its peak usage (that is, the pagefile usage when the system made the greatest demand on the pagefile). The latter value is most useful in determining the best pagefile size.
Start by creating a pagefile that is 1.5 times the size of your physical RAM.
Then do the following
Click Start -> in the box enter perfmon.msc
Performance console, click -> (+) in the toolbar.
Add Counters dialog box
click -> Down Arrow in the Performance Object drop-down list box and select the Paging File object. Select the All Counters option. Select the Select Instances From List option and select the pagefile location. ClickAdd and then click Close.
Let the counters run for a day or two. You might want to set the interval to 15 seconds or longer (click the Properties button in the toolbarand adjust the Update Automatically field) to reduce the amount ofsystem resources dedicated to the monitoring. Then change to the Report View and examine the usage statistics.
If the usage is around 90 percent or under then its the right size. If its over 90 percent have a look to see if it gets close to 100. If it does you need to resize it. If its below 50 percent or around there you can shrink it.
Remember deleting page file at shutdown is only a security risk when your using two operating systems on the same machine. Otherwise its locked and cannot be accessed by anything elseEdited by Spooony - 4/28/11 at 1:14pm