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post #11 of 40
I'll have to wait and check it out
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SP1 does not feel faster to begin with because it wipes all the SuperFetch data. It will take a few days for Vista to 're-learn' everything it knew before. After that, it should feel faster. I know mine felt snappier.
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I disable Superfetch... it really does slow me down...
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Do you disable the paging file also?

After I did things 'felt' quicker.
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post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Do you disable the paging file also?
No I set the paging file to 4GB (same as my ram).

Disabling that is bad, vista needs it to function and certain programs just flat out won't work if you disable it.
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Some programs won't function without the page file such as Photoshop or Flight Simulator, which is why I leave mine disabled. Why would you disable Superfetch Murlocke?
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post #17 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duckydude View Post
Some programs won't function without the page file such as Photoshop or Flight Simulator, which is why I leave mine disabled. Why would you disable Superfetch Murlocke?
Grinds my hard drives like no other (Which is very loud with 2x raptors) and also... Windows seems insanely slower the first 5-10mins of boot with it enabled, and I left it on for 2 weeks and it didn't improve any that I could tell. Everything seems much faster to me with it disabled... Maybe thats because of 4gigs of ram and 2x raptors though...
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Yes the raptor "grinding" is quite loud and obnoxious, I can def vouch for that.
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post #19 of 40
I have pagefile disabled and I can use those programs just fine.
    
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post #20 of 40
Your OS needs a Pagefile. Its not just used as Virtual RAM when physical RAM is low but its also used as a swapfile for tempory data that can be kept out of RAM.

Such applications as Photoshop need a pagefile.

Disabling Pagefile actually then forces programs that usually use the swapfile to use your RAM..Yes RAM is faster BUT that means your RAM easily gets sucked up. 4GB in that case will not be alot of RAM at all depending what you are running on your PC.
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