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I've been running my new OCZ Agility 3 60GB for about a month and a half now and it's been running absolutely spectacular, except when I play Battlefield 3. I see my RAM get chewed up all the way to 85%+ and a lot of lag in between ALT+Tabs and even the game itself crashes more than it did on my old HDD. I also get a lot of "Windows performance is slow, change to basic scheme?" popups.

Now I haven't yet set up a paging file on my SSD, but if I should, what I set it to?
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I've been running my new OCZ Agility 3 60GB for about a month and a half now and it's been running absolutely spectacular, except when I play Battlefield 3. I see my RAM get chewed up all the way to 85%+ and a lot of lag in between ALT+Tabs and even the game itself crashes more than it did on my old HDD. I also get a lot of "Windows performance is slow, change to basic scheme?" popups.

Now I haven't yet set up a paging file on my SSD, but if I should, what I set it to?

well, I'm pretty sure it asks you to switch to that color scheme because of the VRAM. It needs more than your cards have available, so Windows says hey, you're not gaming, turn off aero! It happens to my setup too, just 1.28GB Vram here :/

I personally would rather buy a 4gb dimm of ddr3 for ~$20 than add a page file to my SSD, but that's just me. If I were you, I would set it to anywhere from 2-8GB, but like I said, pick up some memory! biggrin.gif

then again, you do have nice timings o.o

tough choice.
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Thanks for the recommendation. Umm, I think I'm comfortable with just keeping my RAM I have now since it should be able what is thrown at them. The only problem is that I never got these popups to change to the basic scheme with my old HDD. I had the exact same setup, graphics cards and all, and never have gotten those popups. Now when I'm using my SSD, I'm getting them like no other. I've set up the page file for 500MB-4400MB to see if that will change anything.
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Thanks for the recommendation. Umm, I think I'm comfortable with just keeping my RAM I have now since it should be able what is thrown at them. The only problem is that I never got these popups to change to the basic scheme with my old HDD. I had the exact same setup, graphics cards and all, and never have gotten those popups. Now when I'm using my SSD, I'm getting them like no other. I've set up the page file for 500MB-4400MB to see if that will change anything.

I can't think of that message being anything other than VRAM. It only happens to me with BF3, and usually only when I'm running my second monitor.
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Now I haven't yet set up a paging file on my SSD, but if I should, what I set it to?
Default is 1:1 with your RAM since you have over 1GB of RAM.

I have mine set at a static 1GB (1024 min/max) and never have issue. Since you have only 4GB of RAM I suggest you leave it default.
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I also get a lot of "Windows performance is slow, change to basic scheme?" popups.
That is just stupid windows, when it comes up just choose to not see it ever again.
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