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why is my computer using the paging file when 60% of the memory is free?
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post #2 of 11
its not it shows the pf as memory + pf so it will use the memory first then the pf
post #3 of 11
Thats normal for XP, its a resource hog
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post #4 of 11
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what the hell thats retarded. why would it use the paging file when theres memory to spare??????
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post #5 of 11
LOL because of the way it was designed, IMO It will use whatever it has available, hence why its is not a super efficient OS, its like a 800watt power supply with 6% efficiency LOL
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post #6 of 11
it doesnt the page file in task manager shows up as memory first if you look at the bottom of task manager you will see commit charge 263/2460 seeing as you have 1gig ram then you will have 1.5gig page file windows will allocate the memory first but for some reason it still shows up as page file being used when it isnt. i dont have a page file on my computer and it still says that it uses it but my commit charge is only as big as my ram
post #7 of 11
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is there not any way to change this. whats the point of even having ram then if its just going to go straight to the page file

EDIT: not to be critical, but im pretty sure youre wrong bitemarks. does it not say 58452 kb of paged data and 32976 kb of unpaged data
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post #8 of 11
mine has paged and unpaged being used as well but i dont have a page file im not quite sure why it does this
post #9 of 11
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alright thanks bitemarks. i guess windows is just a little more retarded than i thought
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post #10 of 11
Yeah don't worry it's not using a HD page file. Don't freak unless you see your HD light flash like mad...
    
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