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Originally Posted by Liyana View Post
I didn't pay $ to have my 2GB under utilised lol...plus it improves performance supposedly
The pagefile is only used when there is no free RAM, so nothing is being underutilized. The performance increase is mainly seen in games. If you do any photo or video editing, be prepared for a slowdown.
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post #12 of 36
Don't disable your pagefile. LOL
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post #13 of 36
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nope I don't do any of those, heck I HAVE free space and a LOT of it and I don't want my pagefile to be used lol...as little as possible but its using 676mb on my G15..screw that..reporting to have 923MB of ram free...
    
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post #14 of 36
Windows will always create a pagefile even if you set it to not use one.

It cant operate without one.
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post #15 of 36
Yes it can, it and will.
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post #16 of 36
I repeat, you should never disable your pagefile. It's not going to matter, except for startup times. Trust me on this one. It can operate, but you will have crashes when you run out of memory, this happens even if you have 2Gb. I occasionally set my pagefile to 0, reboot, then set it back to 2048 minimum, 4096 maximum. However, sometimes I forget to set it back and I get 'out of memory' errors. Battlefield 2142 takes 1.57 Gb of memory at max (according to an LCD plugin for my G15) so.....bad idea.
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post #17 of 36
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Its not really performance im after you see...All I care about is the seeking all the time ( read more on this ) will cause the HDD to be stressed all the time which I HATE a lot lol
    
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post #18 of 36
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ok it does not react to what size I set it at all...
    
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post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by TheFlyingWallaby View Post
Yes it can, it and will.
Sure you can turn it off in Advanced, Settings, etc..and it will run. However windows will always create one in the background..
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post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by Liyana View Post
Its not really performance im after you see...All I care about is the seeking all the time ( read more on this ) will cause the HDD to be stressed all the time which I HATE a lot lol
When does your HDD seek? It's should during gaming. It should load the map info to the RAM and then it will use the pagefile if you've maxed out your memory. On RPGs this may differ, as it has different sections.
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