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I created a 1.5 GB partition for my pagefile and I've set the pagefile to the same size as the partition (using all space, obviously). Now when I start up I get a warning about low space on that partition in the system tray. It's one of those little annoyances that isn't really a big deal but picks you anyway. I don't want to have to click on it for it to go away. Is there anyway I can just stop it from warning me?
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How much RAM doyou have? You can turn off the Pagefile all-together if you have >= 2GB ram. It's a performance boost to do so.
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Is that true about turning it off?

What benefits do you get?
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Is that true about turning it off?

What benefits do you get?
Your OS doesn't need to monitor and maintain a page file. Less disk I/O and less CPU time wasted on something that has no value.
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What happens if you are using a Stress Testing program e.g Orthos (which uses most of your ram as far as i know) and another process needs more memory?
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What happens if you are using a Stress Testing program e.g Orthos (which uses most of your ram as far as i know) and another process needs more memory?
The OS wouldn't let the new program execute. You would get an error message.
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post #7 of 17
Quote:
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Is that true about turning it off?

What benefits do you get?
Your loading becomes much faster because everything is loaded into the RAM instead of pagefiles on your HD. Not recommended to have PF turned off unless you have 4GB or more of RAM.

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What happens if you are using a Stress Testing program e.g Orthos (which uses most of your ram as far as i know) and another process needs more memory?
A yellow triangle thing with an exclamation mark shows up in your taskbar saying you have ran out of virtual RAM and should get more. Also terminates the applications thats attempting to use all the RAM.
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post #8 of 17
Thanks for the info.

I might try this but is it 2 or 4 gb of ram before I turn it off? Two equally reputable members suggesting different figures
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post #9 of 17
You do NOT want to turn it off with 2GB of RAM.

4GB, yeah, I wouldn't really try it with 3GB.
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post #10 of 17
i turned mine off with 2GB and didnt notice a difference so i put it back on
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