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10GB SSD space disappeared?

post #1 of 14
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Hey guys,

Simple question. I just replaced my Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM with Vengeance 16GB. A couple hours later, I just realized my SSD space went from around 105GB to 95GB. What happened?? I haven't done any downloading or installing.

Thanks!
post #2 of 14
Could be a big page file windows is using like 8 to 10gb ?

Have a look at what page file is being used by Windows .

My Computer > System Properties > Advanced system Settings > Performance Settings > Advanced

With that amount of RAM you can just set the page file to either 512/512 or 1024/1024.

I had a similar issue on Windows 8 with 8 gigs of ram Windows was using a 8gb page file.
Edited by Benny99 - 2/27/13 at 12:57am
post #3 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny99 View Post

Could be a big page file windows is using like 8 to 10gb ?

Have a look at what page file is being used by Windows .

My Computer > System Properties > Advanced system Settings > Performance Settings > Advanced

With that amount of RAM you can just set the page file to either 512/512 or 1024/1024.

I had a similar issue on Windows 8 with 8 gigs of ram Windows was using a 8gb page file.

Yea its 16360mb O.o why so large and do I need it to be that large? Also on a side note hiberfil.sys is 12gb... is that too large as well? I will lower the size of the pagefile.. but does that affect anything?
Edited by apav - 2/27/13 at 1:26am
post #4 of 14
Hiberfil.sys is the file where windows stores ram when it hibernate, if you don't use hibernation better disable it to regain space.

Use this command in command prompt:
Code:
powercfg -h off

To enable it later when you need it command is similar:
Code:
powercfg -h on
post #5 of 14
Its hibernation, turn it off.
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As the last 2 posts stated, it is hibernation. Hibernation reserves space to match your ram capacity. I learned this after upgrading to 32Gb of ram...
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post #7 of 14
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Thanks guys! One last quick question. I will set it to 2048/2048 (or maybe smaller?) but is it recommended that I move it off my SSD?
Edited by apav - 2/27/13 at 3:19am
post #8 of 14
A lot of programs are coded to utilize a page file. So I would leave it there solely for backwards compatibility of programs.
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post #9 of 14
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A lot of programs are coded to utilize a page file. So I would leave it there solely for backwards compatibility of programs.

Okay, I left it there at 1024/1024 if that is enough smile.gif
post #10 of 14
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Okay guys, I'm doing the same for my laptop as well. Setting my pagefile to 2048/2048 (I have 8GB ram, the pagefile was 8094mb. Do I need hyberfil.sys on a laptop? I only use sleep and never hibernate. But it is to my understanding on laptops when the battery gets low they will automatically hibernate, although mine is usually always plugged in. So if I just use sleep on my laptop, is it safe to turn hyberfil.sys off?
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