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I don't?

I'm not explaining myself to you, anymore. Seriously.....
 
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I don't?
I'm not explaining myself to you, anymore. Seriously.....

So a person who "build computers" knows more operating systems than very people who builds operating systems? thumb.gif


How about this as a test..... In one sentence, define an operating system?
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I best most of you do not know that when you first power on your computer, it can only address 1 megabyte of RAM which is called real mode. Only after the kernel assembly initializes the CPU and registers, does it switch to protected or long mode(x64).
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I best most of you do not know that when you first power on your computer, it can only address 1 megabyte of RAM which is called real mode. Only after the kernel assembly initializes the CPU and registers, does it switch to protected or long mode(x64).

I didn't.... never bothered studied the POST process. I assume it will just work. tongue.gif


Is this true for BIOS and still for UEFI?
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I best most of you do not know that when you first power on your computer, it can only address 1 megabyte of RAM which is called real mode. Only after the kernel assembly initializes the CPU and registers, does it switch to protected or long mode(x64).

I bet you can do some voodoo and get beyond 1 MB in real mode.
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Ok. I just want distill the content of the thread to what matters the most to me.

I have a system with 64GB RAM that has a SSD with the OS and a handful of apps.

What is the best option here considering I prefer not to have the page file on the SSD? Should I put an old rotational drive just for the page file?

Also in a similar way what are your recommendations with my Windows to Go image on a fast USB drive. I also want to avoid having the page file on that drive.

Most of my apps rarely use more than 10GB when using a desktop OS so the extra RAM is not used anyway. And just in case you asked why I got 64GB of RAM I use this about 80% of the time to run my VMs from a drive running a different OS. I basically have this system running different clean builds for specific purposes.
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Originally Posted by norcalmike View Post

Ok. I just want distill the content of the thread to what matters the most to me.

I have a system with 64GB RAM that has a SSD with the OS and a handful of apps.

What is the best option here considering I prefer not to have the page file on the SSD? Should I put an old rotational drive just for the page file?

Also in a similar way what are your recommendations with my Windows to Go image on a fast USB drive. I also want to avoid having the page file on that drive.

Most of my apps rarely use more than 10GB when using a desktop OS so the extra RAM is not used anyway. And just in case you asked why I got 64GB of RAM I use this about 80% of the time to run my VMs from a drive running a different OS. I basically have this system running different clean builds for specific purposes.
Why not leave the page file on the SSD and shrink it to say 1-2GB?

You can move it to the HDD all you like as well.
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Keep it on the SSD or disable it. You have ABSOLUTE control over how much RAM each VM uses, so I don't see any problems with just disabling it.
 
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Why not leave the page file on the SSD and shrink it to say 1-2GB?
You can move it to the HDD all you like as well.

If the page file is just an allocation and not used then the SSD would be ok. I just don't want to have a lot of writes on a SSD and degrade it if it is not necessary.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Why not leave the page file on the SSD and shrink it to say 1-2GB?
You can move it to the HDD all you like as well.

If the page file is just an allocation and not used then the SSD would be ok. I just don't want to have a lot of writes on a SSD and degrade it if it is not necessary.
Have you ever monitored the actual use of your page file? Mine rarely gets any writes.

Besides that do you realize how long your SSD will last? A lot longer than a few little writes from a page file, that's for sure lol. Page file doesn't do anything to SSDs.
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