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For the past 5 months I've been running Vista 32 but considering I've got 4GB of RAM I figured I might as well make the jump to 64.

When I install it, is it recommended to keep the pagefile or just get rid of it?

Do you guys think I'll see a significant performance gain?
Currently I'm only using 2814MB of RAM out of the 4GB that's in there.
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OUCH vista OUCH
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You should never disable the page file, even if you had 128GB of ram.

Vista is averaging 1GB usage of ram when I have 4GB installed, and I have a 4GB pagefile.


Also, there is NO gain from disabling a page file, all there is it loses. Its a huge myth that I wish people would stop using
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post #4 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meecrob View Post
OUCH vista OUCH
Way to help.


I've disabled the page file and the system ran fine. Then I re-enabled it and it seems to run about the same. Some say use it, others say dont. Meh.
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post #5 of 30
Keep it
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post #6 of 30
Keep it. Some programs need the page file to run normally. There's not much of a performance difference anyways,
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Some programs won't work correctly if you don't have one such as Photoshop or Flight Simulator.
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post #8 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meecrob View Post
OUCH vista OUCH
Noob.

Keep the pagefile, some claim they get better performance with it disabled, but disabling the PF limits the amount of simultaneous read/write operations.
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post #9 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meecrob View Post
OUCH vista OUCH
What a completely ignorant remark, which in fact makes it super obvious that you have no true knowledge of anything. Get over yourself.

As far as page file, keep it. You will enjoy 64bit too man!
    
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Alright, I'll keep it. Guess it's just one of those urban legends.
Thanks for the feedback everyone.
Can't wait until it gets here.
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