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post #21 of 31
tbh buy another 4Gb ram and get rid of pagefiles. Just easyer.
post #22 of 31
You'd want it on your SSD.

If you ever run into a situation where you actually need to utilize virtual memory, your system will not fall completely flat on it's face by reading/writing on the same drive at the same time. On a mechanical drive you will be waiting exponentially longer simply for the R/W head to seek sectors back and forth.

With a page file off and with 4 GB of RAM you will frequently see low memory errors from Windows asking you to kill processes, at least that was my experience.
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post #23 of 31
Yeh thats why I said by some more RAM so he will have 8Gb I have 8GB and I dont have pagfiles and my computer works fine
post #24 of 31
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Yeh thats why I said by some more RAM so he will have 8Gb I have 8GB and I dont have pagfiles and my computer works fine
But if you read other replies you will see that some software will require the pagefile anyway. It might be some uncommon specific software that some people need for work or studies and it won't work without pagefile at least enabled. So to be on a safe side, you should still leave it enabled.
post #25 of 31
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If you are going to keep a page file, and I recommend you do, then you don't want to move it to a slower drive. That would just be silly. Set it to 1GB and forget about it. Also, don't listen to nonsense that having a page file will wear out your SSD. It ain't gonna happen
This^. I have tried moving page to another drive, eliminating it, etc, etc, and the best performance is without a doubt (verified with benchmark testing) keeping it small and keeping it on your SSD. I do currently write my temp internet files to my spinner, and testing shows no performance decrease by doing this.

The people saying to not page on SSD are like old grannies who insist on putting plastic covers on their nice furniture. MAYBE doing that will make your furniture (SSD) last longer, but why pay for nice furniture just to have your #$$ stuck to plastic?
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post #26 of 31
Ok after that I'm gonna turn them on but keep them small. How do I do that?
post #27 of 31
it depends
do you want max performance? keep it in ssd. better yet buy more ram (good if you have ddr3, otherwise mroe expensive) and minimize its use/disable/ramdisk it

do you want to max ssd life?
put in other drive. How important is this? we have yet to see. So far i think almost nobody has killed his drive with normal use because of writes. Maybe we are making a good choice, but maybe all this tweakings we do are overkills, which reduce performance,functionality, and eventually well get a couple more years of an ssd that will be obsolete in terms of size and speed by that time .


myself i have ddr3, so i maxed ram out, and just have a ramdisk with the pagefile. Be warned, you only want to have a ramdisk, if you never use all that ram.
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post #28 of 31
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it depends
do you want max performance? keep it in ssd. better yet buy more ram (good if you have ddr3, otherwise mroe expensive) and minimize its use/disable/ramdisk it

do you want to max ssd life?
put in other drive. How important is this? we have yet to see. So far i think almost nobody has killed his drive with normal use because of writes. Maybe we are making a good choice, but maybe all this tweakings we do are overkills, which reduce performance,functionality, and eventually well get a couple more years of an ssd that will be obsolete in terms of size and speed by that time .


myself i have ddr3, so i maxed ram out, and just have a ramdisk with the pagefile. Be warned, you only want to have a ramdisk, if you never use all that ram.
Well I got 8Gb DDR3 Ram so I'm gonan keep them disbale
post #29 of 31
remember, page file is 40 reads to 1 write. that is the ratio. it really isnt written to very much.
post #30 of 31
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Well I got 8Gb DDR3 Ram so I'm gonan keep them disbale
Bad idea.

Set the pagefile to a static size when you have 8gb. I put mine at 1 gig min and 1 gig max. Like some have already mentioned, some programs will crash without the pagefile.

It simply does not do enough writing to be a concern for ssd wear. Those who talk about ssd wear are stuck in time 4 years ago when write levelling was in it's infancy.
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