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right now the only thing I can think of is turning page file off. What else can I do with it besides RAM disk and OC to make my computer faster?
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Disabling page file and a RAM disk are the only things you can do speed up your computer.
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don't disable pagefile it will get your OS unstable.
    
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Be happy that you're future proof for a long time!
Edited by Acefire - 12/16/11 at 8:04pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post

don't disable pagefile it will get your OS unstable.

Really? Why is that?
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post #6 of 9
16gb big deal. NOW 32GB! That is just so godlike
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Quote:
Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post

don't disable pagefile it will get your OS unstable.

That's not true. I have my page file at 450MB, which is minimum to disabling, and my page file usage is at nothing, because 450MB is what is needed to store a memory dump. Only for BSODs, which i've never had.

There's not much more you can do. If you don't already have an SSD, you could get one, that would certainly help alot. But if your not wanting to spend money, then i'm afraid there isn't much you can do.

You can check this list out, I use it sometimes and it helps a little.

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-xp-tips/99-ways-to-make-your-computer-blazingly-fast/
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Acefire View Post

Be happy that your a future proof for a long time!

aggred, i have only ever used that i have noticed 25% of my 16GB RAM but im future proofed. i dont think there is anything else you can do to increase performance besides RAM Disk which you stated. i have tried looking but just gave up, oneday the 16GB will come in handy, then i will want 32GB lol thumb.gif
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post #9 of 9
As you can see in this thread I just made, my computer is starting to push 7gb of ram usage while I am gaming.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1185798/8gb-of-ram-is-unnecessary#post_15964659

8gb of Ram is starting to not feel so safe and comfortable anymore frown.gif

Just be happy that this is not you!
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