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Hello guys
I have 16GB corsair vengeance 1600
when I install all 4 dims I got 32 gigs of free space on my c drive. However, when I only install 2 I get 46 gigs? Is more memory takes more space in the hard drive?
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Windows creates a pagefile that is by default equal to the size of your ram. you can change this if you want to make it smaller or dynamically sized in your control panel.
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ok thanks for answering, but what should the values for initial size and maximum be? 8GB?
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ok thanks for answering, but what should the values for initial size and maximum be? 8GB?

There's a lot of mixed answers on this issue and I can't claim to be an expert. It basically depends on your RAM usage. If you actually use all of your RAM and you have too small of a fixed pagefile size then your computer will crash. If you don't ever get close to using all 16GB of your RAM then you can disable the pagefile entirely or just set it to some smaller value, maybe 2GB. What you can also do is set the pagefile to start at some small value, maybe 512MB, then allow it to grow and monitor its size as you do some normal workflow. If you see that it doesn't increase in size then you are not really using the pagefile. The pagefile resets itself when you shut windows down. I have 16GB of RAM and set my pagefile to 2GB because I needed some space on my SSD and don't generally use all of my 16GB of RAM.
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by the way op i suggest you dont go lower then 4 gb thos cause some program need this even if you got 64 petabyte of ram,yep goos old days of ms and now we re stuck with this maybe ms will change this in w8 but for now we dont have enough ram to satisfy all program,(it is a stupuid error they never corrected because back then it was impossible to have enough ram to be the size of hd lol.and a lot of program were intended
to page file so stay at a minimum of 4gb and you should be fine
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There's a lot of mixed answers on this issue and I can't claim to be an expert. It basically depends on your RAM usage. If you actually use all of your RAM and you have too small of a fixed pagefile size then your computer will crash. If you don't ever get close to using all 16GB of your RAM then you can disable the pagefile entirely or just set it to some smaller value, maybe 2GB. What you can also do is set the pagefile to start at some small value, maybe 512MB, then allow it to grow and monitor its size as you do some normal workflow. If you see that it doesn't increase in size then you are not really using the pagefile. The pagefile resets itself when you shut windows down. I have 16GB of RAM and set my pagefile to 2GB because I needed some space on my SSD and don't generally use all of my 16GB of RAM.

You can't disable page filing. Some programs no matter how much memory you have us it. Some programs will not work without it. You can set it up for 2 gb or 2048 mb is perfect.
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When you have more memory installed, Windows automatically creates a larger page file and hibernation.sys file. To reclaim more disk space, reduce the size of the page file to 1-2 GB and disable hibernation. Increase page file as needed if you need more virtual memory for some reason.
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