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Here is what I'm going to do when I install: AHCI, remove page file, disable hibernation, get rid of bulky Microsoft programs I won't use. Is there anything else OCN recommends that I do to get the best use out of my SSD? thanks! biggrin.gif
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Dont move the page file. Follow all of this. and our done.
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If I have 16GB of ram, why do I still need a page file? I was talking about getting rid of it all together.
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If I have 16GB of ram, why do I still need a page file? I was talking about getting rid of it all together.

ohh ok, you can do it. I tought you ment move it off the SSD to a hdd. You can get rid of it, but this "might" cause a problem with some programs. Some things just like having the pagefile regaurldess of how much ram you have, but yea, you can delete it if you want. just add it back if it cause's any problems. Most dont have issue's with it though.
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ohh ok, you can do it. I tought you ment move it off the SSD to a hdd. You can get rid of it, but this "might" cause a problem with some programs. Some things just like having the pagefile regaurldess of how much ram you have, but yea, you can delete it if you want. just add it back if it cause's any problems. Most dont have issue's with it though.

by default, it uses 16GB of space, so I figured if I drop it to 4, what's the point? haha. thanks for the tip. I'm updating my drive now. +rep for both of you.
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by default, it uses 16GB of space, so I figured if I drop it to 4, what's the point? haha. thanks for the tip. I'm updating my drive now. +rep for both of you.

np. I run with a 12Gb page file. the system should put it at 1.5x your ram amount, but at 16 it might just say F it lol.
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I ran without a page file with 6GB of RAM for a while, you only need a page file if you NEED it lol. If you have a program that gives you issues or max out your RAM all the time then just set it to 1GB.

And if you have any issues with my install guide let me know. thumb.gif

And read this too if you want to learn something about SSDs too: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread
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