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Nope, not playing GTA IV.

EDIT:
I do have GTA IV though, and if I wanted to play it, I'd do it on the rig with 6GB's and a Xeon.
Edited by Volvo - 7/29/11 at 4:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post
No. No, we don't. I don't reset my OC, reinstall my OS and start stress testing my HW because I get a BSOD. I read the error message and fix the problem.
You're still troubleshooting then, your grandpa wouldn't know how to deal with a random error.

And when I did use the BSODs error code? It was always 2 or 3 possible problems (Eg. Unstable RAM, Dying HDD or bad drivers) so you still have to try the same stuff anyway, plus with Windows 7 or Vista or even XP, stuff is so stable nowadays that if there's a problem, its hardware...Which means having a BSOD error code doesn't really help much anyway, you'll still be testing.

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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
Two tings are to note: Win XP and later have good enough memory management. As such even though it took a while to loose the bad habits apps are no longer written to search for pagefile and crash due to the lack of it. As a developer I try many things and none has crashed on my rig in the last 5+ years due to the lack of pagefile. One may say "just leave 100MB to be safe", but I'm perfectly safe with "0".
This, the only app I've had complain ever about my lack of pagefile (I started removing it around 2006-2007) is Guitar Hero 3 on PC, I just made a 16MB one and it stopped complaining and worked flawlessly.

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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
What habits will use up more than 4.5GB of memory?

Assuming I surf the web using Chrome, with an average of 10 tabs open at once; one or two Youtube videos and Flash games.

These programs will be open in the background:
TweetDeck
Live Messenger
MSSE
ATI CCC
EVEREST
Steam

And there may be an application or all three running at the same time:
Photoshop
Cinema 4D
Winamp

Or a Steam game.

Will this eat up all 4.5GB of RAM?
I was getting up to 3.7GB RAM usage with no pagefile and Pale Moon 5.0 x64, Foobar2000, WLM, uTorrent, Word2k7 and Minecraft open. (MC set to use 2GB RAM instead of 1GB though)

That said, until everything is 64bit, I doubt the average user with more than 4GB RAM needs a pagefile anymore.

Anyone who says you get issues when disabling it obviously hasn't tried it ever, or tried it since the release of Windows XP SP2.
    
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its your pagefile, dont listen to people that are telling you to disable it, as some programs wont run without it, and some will run in a really funky way. just limit it to about 512MB

Go to My Computer Right click properties > Advanced system properties > Performance tab > performance settings > advanced > Change> and just change the values to manual > restart
    
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Disable pagefile, try it! You might like it! I have been doing it (not having it) for over a year now and have never had any issues. People are just either scared to try it because they read somewhere not to do it or use old archaic software.

If you use Windows 98 and earlier software then maybe it's not a good idea, otherwise it saves space for more applications.
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its your pagefile, dont listen to people that are telling you to disable it, as some programs wont run without it, and some will run in a really funky way. just limit it to about 512MB

Go to My Computer Right click properties > Advanced system properties > Performance tab > performance settings > advanced > Change> and just change the values to manual > restart
Nothing runs badly without a pagefile anymore, I've tested it and I'm yet to hit a single issue.

The whole "It runs badly" thing came from MS saying that due to bad programming practices back in the Windows98 days.
    
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