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1GB -> 1024 min/max

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Originally Posted by Peanuts4 View Post

I have a 250GB SSD and 16GB of ram so I am guessing no real point it letting it just devour space. What is the command or how to limit it to 400- 500mb?

made you a screen (looks the same in Windows 7):

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What they said. ^ Select custom and have the initial and maximum sizes be the same to prevent the page file from getting fragmenting your drive.

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Another vote for 1024 min/max
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Peanuts4 View Post

I have a 250GB SSD and 16GB of ram so I am guessing no real point it letting it just devour space. What is the command or how to limit it to 400- 500mb?
IIRC, go to my computer, right click and go to properties, then advanced then click on performance settings, then advanced and you will find the options.
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I've disabled it on all my systems for the last few years--never a single issue.

The only real benefit I can see with the page file is saving system dumps, and avoiding page faults if your system is often taxed/utilizing all RAM.
Generally speaking, if you have 4GB of RAM or more you shouldn't need the page file for everyday usage (especially on an SSD).
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Using no, or a very small, swap file isn't viable if you routinely utilize nearly all of your physical memory.

4GiB is about the minimum I find sufficient. Sufficient, in this case, meaning no problems I can trace back to too small a swap file. This is on a system with 32GiB of memory.
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