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Ok well my system specs EVGA E-Geforce 6200 PCI 256mb ddr2 Shader 3.0, and 768Mb ram.

Ok to start off my system runs slow. Runs the newer games from 2006 to now at terrible fps, games such as far cry run at about 10to20fps, portal runs at average 15fps, guitar hero 3 pc runs terrible not able to play at all.(one thing good it ran crysis, not very playable but it ran ) my question is if i can make my computer run faster by changing the pagefile. can i do that with 768mb ram?
Thanks for any help.
post #2 of 19
Pagefiles really don't make that much of a difference in my experience. You my friend need an UPGRADE.
 
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What sort of upgrade? ram? i was planning on getting 2gbs.
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Page File and relative RAM volume...

1. Inadequate RAM volume = large page file = slower performance due to cached data on HDD
2. Large RAM volume = little or no Page File needed = higher performance due to the caching to the faster RAM vs the slower HDD.

That was a generalization and there is a bit more to it than that but it gets the basic concept across.
    
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post #5 of 19
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What sort of upgrade? ram? i was planning on getting 2gbs.
Ram is the best place to start mate, then focus on GPU. Although more ram will make a huge difference.
 
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
Page File and relative RAM volume...

1. Inadequate RAM volume = large page file = slower performance due to cached data on HDD
2. Large RAM volume = little or no Page File needed = higher performance due to the caching to the faster RAM vs the slower HDD.

That was a generalization and there is a bit more to it than that but it gets the basic concept across.
I really don't understand what you just said lol.
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I really don't understand what you just said lol.
A hard disk is much much slower than memory, the less ram you have the larger the page file commited (which resides on the hard disk). More ram is the single greatest performance jump an older system can have.
 
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Ok i understand so i need a ram upgrade. i want a new computer all together but all the new systems come with vista. I hate vista.
post #9 of 19
Sorry to butt in the thread, but I have 4GB RAM - Does this mean I can turn my pagefile off?
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Ok i understand so i need a ram upgrade. i want a new computer all together but all the new systems come with vista. I hate vista.
Vista is ok man seriously, my gf just got a AMD X2 4200, 4GB Ram and a 7950GT and it runs wonderfully.
 
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