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having a hard time finding a number to set my virtual memory to.

can someone just tell me what is the around number i should change my virtual memory to?
it is currently set to 16gb in performance options
post #2 of 12
Why even bother? Just leave it alone, the only time virtual memory is even being used is when your actual ram is full. In which case, go buy more ram. Virtual memory hasn't really been a needed feature for a long time, not since systems started packing in more ram than most people ever use.
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Set it to 1GB. Your page file is used when you run out of RAM (which is normally never) and is where crash dumps are stored. 1GB is enough for a full kernel memory dump.
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post #4 of 12
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so i should leave the setting at 16gb?
post #5 of 12
If you have more than 8GB of memory you should probably disable it or set it really low. To something like 1GB as recommended.
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post #6 of 12
No. Really.
Go to Control Panel-
Adjust visual effects-Advanced
Under virtual Memory click change-
You'll see a list of avail drives-you can set manually for each.
use 2000 MB for "comfort"-either from main HDD or SSD-or again,
any other drive or combination of drives to add up to the 2000 figure.
It will suggest minimums and maximums.
YOU decide.
I have gobs of space, All SSD 6B- incl. ram drive from 32GB of DDR3-1866
( where I keep my page file)
Haven't noticed much difference however it was set, to tell the truth.
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post #7 of 12
I always use a set amount, 1GB minimum and 1GB max. It really depends on how much RAM you have though. I wouldn't recommend disabling it completely as someone suggested earlier for sure. Some programs still require it and will crash and/or cause problems if it is disabled.

Could you fill in your system specs for us? Would help in making a better decision for you now and for any future problems.
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i7 3770k
trident x 16gb
asus p8z77-v-pro
samsung ssd pro 250 gb
2x hdd 1.5tb, 2t.b

.. so what should i do? i cant decide what is best.
post #9 of 12
you should do this for your sig
http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig

as to your question 16GB of RAM is plenty unless you have heaps of stuff running. i would set it like above^^^ to 1GB
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post #10 of 12
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1gb and turn off page filing?

thats what i was trying to figure out =/


can you by any chance also tell me how to turn off tagging on ocn? keeps poping up everytime i highlight . dunno how to turn it off.
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