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As others have said, just keep the pagefile. You may not use it, but you'll be kicking yourself if you really need it.

1GB isn't a lot of space anyway.....
    
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Why would you BSOD? Don't you know what you're doing by now? It's a waste of space is the point, nothing to do with life of the drive.

So you're somehow completely immune to all errors? Not all BSODs are OC related. What if it's a driver issue? My grandpa had BSODs because of a driver problem.
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do disk cleanup, click more options, click cleanup system restore and shadow copies and see if that frees up some space
    
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Why would you BSOD? Don't you know what you're doing by now? It's a waste of space is the point, nothing to do with life of the drive.
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So you're somehow completely immune to all errors? Not all BSODs are OC related. What if it's a driver issue? My grandpa had BSODs because of a driver problem.

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As others have said, just keep the pagefile. You may not use it, but you'll be kicking yourself if you really need it.

1GB isn't a lot of space anyway.....

1GB is tiny. Even on my 32gb SSD it's nothing, plus having it on the SSD speeds up the system vs having it on a HDD or disabled.
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do disk cleanup, click more options, click cleanup system restore and shadow copies and see if that frees up some space

Very important to do this every now and again.
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actually I have read that disabling page file completely can screw up file copying and cache for writing files - Windows needs a small page file (swap file) to operate properly.

"Disabling or setting the page file size too small can reduce system performance and cause instability and crashes within Windows."

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001293.htm

I have plenty of RAM, should I disable the page file?

No, the page file is what helps keep your computer stable. Although you may think there is enough memory in your computer to handle all the programs it runs, Windows or programs that run on it can exceed that limit, which will cause program errors and even system crashes. In addition, some programs rely on there being a page file. If the page file is missing or not available, the computer will get random errors or the programs will not work.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tout;14390239 
Why would you BSOD? Don't you know what you're doing by now? It's a waste of space is the point, nothing to do with life of the drive.
If he runs any applications that use up all of his memory, he can BSOD because the OS runs out of memory. Page file is helpful in a worst case scenario so you do not crash, although it is slower. Slower is better than crashing and losing data.

I do not know what applications the OP runs but some apps do expect to allocate space to the page file. It may bug out in that case. 1GB page file on a 128GB SSD won't hurt.

Also, OP remember to disable hibernation by entering "powercfg.exe -h off" or "powercfg.exe /hibernate off" in an elevated command prompt.
Edited by Riou - 7/29/11 at 5:56am
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I would leave pagefile on, but at 1 gb, and turn off hibernation.
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Somehow after doing what you guys said I should, I'm down to 11GB smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yanks8981;14390426 
I would leave pagefile on, but at 1 gb, and turn off hibernation.

That's exactly what I've done thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581;14390345 
do disk cleanup, click more options, click cleanup system restore and shadow copies and see if that frees up some space

This is a big one a lot of people don't know about. The system restore and shadow copies take up a lot of disk space and it accumulates overtime if they are not cleaned out.
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