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Ram is cheap right now so you might as well get an 8GB kit.
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Yea... That's cause Windows 7 is SUPPOSED to have pagefile.
Still doesn't change the fact that when you run out of RAM Windows will use your hard drive as RAM and run much slower, which will result in poor gaming performance and the like. Page file is optional and only a backup for when you run out of RAM... it is not needed if you have a lot of RAM.
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Still doesn't change the fact that when you run out of RAM Windows will use your hard drive as RAM and run much slower, which will result in poor gaming performance and the like. Page file is optional and only a backup for when you run out of RAM... it is not needed if you have a lot of RAM.
Page file is just a place holder for any "non-immediate" application and files in memory. A lot of applications request more memory than it actually uses. This junk is written to the page file. When you run an application or game, it will use the actual physical ram.

Most games only use a maximum of 2GB of ram. 4GB is the absolute max for applications in 32-bit Windows. You would have been fine with 4GB with a page file for gaming.
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Page file is optional and only a backup for when you run out of RAM... it is not needed if you have a lot of RAM.
Can we just disable pagefile. Can we???

    
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lol

That's from 2009.

I have been running without a page for for over a year, you don't need it and most people who run SSDs recommend turning it off. (as long as you got enough RAM, of course)
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Since you're encoding I would recommend 2gb/core.. It's pretty cheap now so even if I was rarely going to use more than 4gb I'd still go with 8gb.
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I use 48GB at work...and almost every GB of it...
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IMO the current rule of thumb is 6-8gb minimum. New games are supporting x64, and use a fair bit of ram now (2gb+). Windows 7 eats around 1gb just sitting there. Doing any sort of editing uses more. I use 8gb and i've ran into "not enough RAM" a few times - lucky I have a 12gb rig right beside it
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