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Wow 8 gig paging file :-O

Never realized hibernation was that large either
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
Wow 8 gig paging file :-O

Never realized hibernation was that large either
I recently learned that the Hibernation file's default size is the amount of memory installed, and the same goes for the Paging File.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I recently learned that the Hibernation file's default size is the amount of memory installed, and the same goes for the Paging File.
I tend to keep my paging file atleast half the amount of ram I have, or equal.
IE: I had 2G of ram, so I had 2G of pagefile. I had 4G of ram, so kept 4G of page, I currently have 8G of ram, have 4G of pagefile.
I probably carry that over from the old days of XP and 2G of ram days, where 1-1.5x your ram for "optimal" pagefile. Could probably ignore for Win7 and 8G+ ram though.
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post #24 of 25
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I already have. It is limited to 600mb.
Well that's useless. Does that even cover one restore point? I'd turn it off completely.

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There's a program called Windirstat that graphically shows your used storage space. Might be useful.

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Here's how to disable all 3:

System Restore:
  1. Right-click Computer and choose Properties (or just press Windows Key + Pause/Break)
  2. On the left side, click "System protection"
  3. Select one of the drives (only if it says "On")
  4. Click "Configure..."
  5. Choose "Turn off system protection"
  6. Allow it to do so (it will "warn" you that all of your restore points will be deleted)
  7. Repeat this for all drives


Paging File:
  1. Right-click Computer and choose Properties (or just press Windows Key + Pause/Break)
  2. Click "Advanced system settings"
  3. Click the first "Settings..." button (it's under "Performance")
  4. Switch to the Advanced tab
  5. Click the "Change..." button
  6. Select "No paging file"
  7. Click "Set"
  8. Ignore this message (click Yes)
  9. Click "OK" all the way out
  10. Reboot


Hibernation:
  1. Open the Start menu and type cmd.exe
  2. Right-click the matching result and choose "Run as administrator"
  3. Type powercfg -h off and press Enter
  4. If you did this correctly, then you'll get a new command prompt line with no error (so, this is your only confirmation)

You're good to go now.



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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I recently learned that the Hibernation file's default size is the amount of memory installed, and the same goes for the Paging File.
Pagefile varies in size. It's usually 75% to 150% the amount of RAM installed.

The Hibernation file should match the amount of installed RAM, as it stores your RAM contents on your HDD uncompressed.

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Originally Posted by Rebelord View Post
I probably carry that over from the old days of XP and 2G of ram days, where 1-1.5x your ram for "optimal" pagefile. Could probably ignore for Win7 and 8G+ ram though.
You can safely disable pagefile, for the time being. But once games start using ~6GB of RAM, you'll be faced with re-enabling it or buying more RAM.

You have to remember that your OS needs a certain amount of buffer memory. In XP with 1GB of RAM, performance started to chug once 800MB+ was filled. That means a 20% buffer. Every program, service, driver, etc. needs to have some extra RAM available to maintain optimal performance.

So now if you have 4GB of RAM, you should really only be using 3.2GB of it. (Same 20% buffer) 16GB of RAM, you should be using ~13GB of it. Many people assume they can still get away with a ~200MB buffer and get acceptable performance, but that's not the case. Many people don't understand that Task Manager doesn't show all memory usage. It's not even that accurate for what it does show...

Two of the worst things you can do are:
1) Disable Pagefile when you don't have enough RAM. Things will crash.
2) Enable Pagefile when you don't have enough RAM. Things won't crash, but they will page to HDD, and your OS will feel slow after using any programs that use almost all your memory. That's because everything else is either paged or no longer in cache. In both cases, your HDD I/O is going to be hit hard when you return to other tasks.

One of the best things you can do to solve this is buy more RAM. (especially now that RAM is super cheap)
Edited by Kramy - 10/7/11 at 5:58pm
     
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Sounds like someone is sneakily using your computer and downloading lots of porn.
    
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