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You will see nearly no difference in performance no matter what your pagefile settings, unless you go out of your way to screw things up.
You will see a difference between a set page file and a windows managed. If windows manages it, it is always changing size, which slows stuff down.
General rule is 1 to 1.5 times your current RAM, but with 4 gigs (or even the 2.5 windows see's) that is way more than needed. I would set page file @ about 1.5 gb (it is what I set my XP systems @ with 2 gigs of RAM), and if you have a separate drive (not just partition) set it on that one and turn the page file off on the OS drive.
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Not quite.

The page file is sort of a low grade (very very low grade) RAM, and Windows throws lower grade stuff into it. Programs also might use it for stuff that is used much less often than the stuff stored in RAM.

While yes it does speed up the page file having it on another drivel the difference is pathetically small. So there is no real reason to hassle with throwing it on a special drive.

As for the size, I just set my Vista one to ~8 gb and I don't think it has ever even come close to exceeding 3gb.
Not quite

By using a page file on a seperate drive you are using the read/write heads from both drives at the same time. Instead of the single read/write head of the same drive. That's why programs like Adobe Photoshop often look to install it's temp folders on a seperate hard drive. ~JadeMiner~
    
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