Originally Posted by GanjaSMK
Then you haven't used a lot of programs that require a page file. And Windows is still caching certain things to a pagefile, even if you have it disabled.
Disabling the pagefile is highly recommended against for various reasons. It's not good advice to be giving...
Actually, I've been using an operating system without a page file since I used Windows Vista 64-bit when it first came out (that is over four years without a single crash or freeze on multiple machines). I use a lot of problems that are memory intensive (and require the page file which is simply part of the RAM in this configuration). Hundreds of games, video encoding applications, etc. As long as you have enough memory you will never have a crash.
It isn't that the page file ceases to exist. It is simply configured differently.
I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.
When I was taking my research and statistical analysis class I once ran Excel, Word, watched a movie on netflix, talked to a relative on Skype, and encoded a DVD. Simultaneously. No page file.
Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k
You could always throw your page file on an SSD and pretend it doesn't exist...
Normally you would be using your SSD as your primary active drive. The point is to free up space on this drive. I thought that was clear. Also, if you use a different drive than your primary for your page file, you will eventually have a problem
.Edited by Majestic_Lizard - 6/5/11 at 12:10am