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All the page file is. Is a backup for when the ram is full. That has already been stated. All disabling it will do is give you a little extra HDD space.. However if you manage to fill up all of the RAM and any other memory methods your computer has and windows is told to NEVER use the page file. Apparently the computer will either BSOD or the app needing more memory will crash (to clear memory and stop a BSOD). That's what the page file is. A memory safety net. I haven't tried it because I only got a gig of RAM and that's far from enough...
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As stated previously, the page file is used even if you don't run out of physical RAM. Just browsing the web here on my laptop, almost 1GB of free physical RAM, and pagefile.sys is being accessed..
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I have a SSD as well. I turned off my page file and have had no problems with it being off so far. I've played games, TF2, L4D, WoW and never got a low on memory message. All I have to say is that this SSD is very fast and is an improvement over my 320gb WD Cav Blue HD.
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post #24 of 30
There are some features in windows and applications which use the pagefile anyway. No matter how much RAM you have, windows will always use the pagefile.

Disabling it doesn't make anything faster for me anyway.
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post #25 of 30
I disable paging religiously and I've never had a problem.

Also never played Company of Heroes; it's CoD4 and Crysis all the way.

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There are some features in windows and applications which use the pagefile anyway. No matter how much RAM you have, windows will always use the pagefile.

Disabling it doesn't make anything faster for me anyway.
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post #26 of 30
Buy a true RAM SSD and put page files and log files if you have DB on there.

Or create a RAM drive from existing memory.

These should address the programs that won't run without a page file.

http://techreport.com/articles.x/9312

What kind of SSD do you have that only has 100,000 writes? Are you refering to a SD card or something? If you have a SSD that has limited writes, I wouldn't be putting a page file on it without doing some research on it.
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Hey that's an idea - is there a way to use my spare 8GB of DDR2 sticks in my sig rig as a spare volume?
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You can but don't expect games to run well at all.
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Hey that's an idea - is there a way to use my spare 8GB of DDR2 sticks in my sig rig as a spare volume?
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Unfortunately, that card I linked to is a little dated and can only handle 4 1GB sticks. Read and writes blistering fast on it though.
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post #30 of 30
do not disable the page file completely...... lower it to about 512mb, the OS will use the page file in some cases no matter how much RAM you have...

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