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I have 2 HHDs in raid 0 and 16gbs DDR3 ram should i adjust the page file? i know for ssds some say to
     
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If you've got an SSD, I'd suggest moving the page file to the RAID 0 array

Just let Windows manage the size of it for you - it knows enough about what's going on internally to be able to sort itself out
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I have my pagefile at 400MB just in case I got a BSOD and windows needs to save (400mb minimum is needed), other than that it is practically disabled. If you got 16GB of ram and don't even use it, limit page file to a minimum. You will notice your computer will become much snappier.
 
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what does the page file, do?
     
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Here is good read if you want to read it lol: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/a...or-anyway.aspx

I would just disable it, mine has been for the last 2 years.
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Even with a disabled page file, Windows still needs to page.

The page file isn't just for low memory situations. The concept of virtual memory is a complicated one, but amongst others Windows will page memory commits and use it for a backing store if an application requests so (memory mapped files, etc).

Mark Russinovich is a great resource to learn about the page file and memory management!
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