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Hi,
I turned pagefile off completely due to the fact that I am using an SSD. At times I get as low as 200MB free memory.

Another pair of 4GB kit worth it? or turn pagefile on?
    
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Hi,
I turned pagefile off completely due to the fact that I am using an SSD. At times I get as low as 200MB free memory.

Another pair of 4GB kit worth it? or turn pagefile on?
Another 4gb is worth it. Memory is much faster than SSD.

Until then, turn the pagefile on. I'd keep it on either way myself. I think some programs are coded to put stuff in the pagefile, bit I'm not 100%
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Buy more RAM. You can also set the page file to be on your secondary hard drive so it doesn't ruin your SSD. Set the location of the page file in Virtual Memory somewhere.
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Dont overthink an SSD and the pagefile. Leave it on. Memory will not hurt but will use more pagefile no? Just use it setup on your HDD. I personally do not adjust it.
Edited by Chuckclc - 8/24/11 at 1:54am
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Keep the page file turned on. Keep it on your SSD. Make it 768MB unless you get low memory errors then make it 1024MB for min/max.

( edit )

This is a sweet tool to use to see/measure how big to set your page file to.

Most people with 4GB of RAM can get away with a 1GB page file while others may need 2GB+ depending, people with 8GB of RAM can usually get away with 768MB and may need more in some cases (load dependent).
Edited by GanjaSMK - 8/24/11 at 1:55am
    
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