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post #1 of 21
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If your PC has lots of RAM (1024MB or more) you can speed it up by turning off the pagefile. The pagefile is virtual memory which means some of your memory is kept on the hard drive. This works great for PCs that dont have much RAM but it is 40 times slower than just using the RAM. So if you have lots of RAM you can force Windows to keep all the memory on the RAM.

Heres how:

-Open the Start Menu and go to Control Panel
-Click on the System icon
-Select the Advanced tab
-Under Performance, click Settings
-Go to Advanced
-Under Virtual Memory, click Change
-Select No Paging File and then click Set
-Click OK in all the menus
-Restart

Windows will now keep all the memory on the RAM and will make your computer run faster. Just be careful not to let your memory go past the amount of RAM you have.
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post #2 of 21
I tried it but the way I multi and edit ties up too much RAM--good if you don't manipulate large graphic files or lots of browsers...
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post #3 of 21
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Its more for gaming then it is for graphic files.
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post #4 of 21
Good advice. I turned off the pagefile and my PC boots nearly twice as fast. And switching between programs is a breeze. +REP for you
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post #5 of 21
Great help, I have very laggy startups. When my 1gb of memory arrives in a few days I'll be sure to do this!
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post #6 of 21
dont work for all game, exp BF2... Cuz it takes a LOT memory
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post #7 of 21
I run BF2 on a gig of RAM with no PF and with no problems. Except my graphics card is crap.
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post #8 of 21
You sure?? I have 2 Gb and still have problem yet , it said ur virtual memory is too low and the game crash..
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post #9 of 21
How much memory is in use before you run the game?
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post #10 of 21
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The BF2 demo ran fine on my PC and it only made the memory usage go up to about 800MB.
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