Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
M$ recommended a minimum of 800GB on my system for BSOD dumps, etc. so that's what I set it at (I have 32GB of RAM so I'll never run out). My rig has been doing just fine for the past two years. Most people will set it at 1GB.
You mean MB, I assume?
Originally Posted by Jerry001
It depends on what you use your computer for. If it is being used to run a single application at a time then you may as well have a page file set to a size as large as you want. But if you are using your computer to run hundreds of tiny applications at a time or for heavy web browsing, having the page file disabled can improve the overall responsiveness of your entire computer, especially if Windows decides to randomly use 2GB of RAM to do something for a very unknown reason.
Having hundreds of tiny applications is actually a reason FOR pagefile.
For a single-user system, one person is not using all those applications simultaneously
. That means odds are that some of them can be swapped to the pagefile to allow other applications to use the RAM.
Also want to note that the pagefile belongs on a SSD.