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Got my 2nd set of ripjaw's in the mail today, so i have 8gb of 1600mhz and ive heard if you have like 8gb + you can disable pagefile. If i do so what would be the advantages and cons?
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Got my 2nd set of ripjaw's in the mail today, so i have 8gb of 1600mhz and ive heard if you have like 8gb + you can disable pagefile. If i do so what would be the advantages and cons?

if you disable pagefile, windows wont dump memory to the harddisk (faster) but if you happen to max out your ram by using all 8gb your pc will crash as it can't offload the data to the hdd to make way for new data on the ram. (bad) data loss...
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if you disable pagefile, windows wont dump memory to the harddisk (faster) but if you happen to max out your ram by using all 8gb your pc will crash as it can't offload the data to the hdd to make way for new data on the ram. (bad) data loss...

Ive yet to do anything other then OCN browse, but when i had 4gb i would rarely go over 3gb of ram that is with like 2 games and internet browser open.
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Just make a 1-2 GB page file. You could disable it, but it doesn't really hurt to have page file other than space.
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Some programs require a page file to even function. At best they'll be unable to run, at worst it'll make you crash. Your best bet is finding a program that can take some of your ram and turn it into a page file. I've heard of programs that do it, but have no first-hand experience myself.
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tough call i have 12GB and im not sure if i would still have it disabled if i only had 8GB. just the other day i was running a chkdsk on a bad drive and that was using 8GB on its own.

that said ive had it disabled on mine for a while and its been fine
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post #7 of 9
I have mine disabled, no problems.
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I have a 1GB paging file, just in case. It's only 1GB of disk space.
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Page file disabled here too.. Till now no problems at all..
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