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Hey, I just slapped in another 6gb of ram... and then I suddenly lost 15gb of space on my SSD. Turns out that it's pagefile.sys and hyberfile.sys. Are they necessary if I have 12 gigs of ram? How can I delete them?
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If you want to run without the page file, go into Computer, System Properties, Advanced System Settings, Performance Settings (under Advanced tab), tab to the Advanced tab under the new window that appears, under virtual memory hit Change, uncheck automatically manage page file size, click your SSD, click the No Paging File option, hit set, and OK out of everything. To disable the hibernate file, start CMD as an administrator then type "powercfg -h off". Reboot and you should get more than just the 15GB. 12GB of RAM will cause Windows to set aside that much for pagefile and hibernate, so you'd in total cut 24GB on your SSD.
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1. Open CMD prompt or PowerShell with elevated (admin) privileges, then type powercfg -h off. That will disable the hibernation.

2. Open your system properties, go to advanced system properties, then advanced, then click on performance, then virtual memory. There you can turn off or manage the pagefile manually.
    
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Hey, I just slapped in another 6gb of ram... and then I suddenly lost 15gb of space on my SSD. Turns out that it's pagefile.sys and hyberfile.sys. Are they necessary if I have 12 gigs of ram? How can I delete them?

You can disable hibernate, but I would keep your pagefile. If you have more than 8GB of ram, then you will only need a very small pagefile. Set it to 1-2GB. By default Windows sets the pagefile size to 1.5x the amount of ram you have, I think. But it's old technology from back in the day when 512MB of ram was a big deal.

Many people report having no problems without a pagefile, while others say there are specific programs that will not run without one. So I always keep it, I just keep it small.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-size-of-virtual-memory
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Right click "My Computer", click properties in the pop up menu, to the left, click on Advanced System settings, on the Advanced tab and at the top, click Settings, at the top of that page click Advanced, where it says Virtual Memory, click change, on that Virtual Memory page, you can set it to the way you want it. You will need to reboot for the new setings to take effect.
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Your questions were answered but I suggest a quick peak at this thread: Windows 7 SSD setup secrets
It will help you to get the best out of your SSD and RAM. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by Ulver;14513644 
Your questions were answered but I suggest a quick peak at this thread: Windows 7 SSD setup secrets
It will help you to get the best out of your SSD and RAM. wink.gif

I agree! Take a look there OP, some good stuff.
    
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freed up a bunch of space on my ssd! +1 to all smile.gif
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