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Before i bought my ram i used paging file off my hard rive and then when i got my gig i turned my page file off. Would that increase or decrease performance?
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Originally Posted by nugget
Before i bought my ram i used paging file off my hard rive and then when i got my gig i turned my page file off. Would that increase or decrease performance?
If you've got 1 GB, then I'd recommend that you set a Page File of 1GB as many applications can utilise this now.
If you want to leave it off and you don't get any crashes then that'll be fine, just means you don't use more than 1GB of memory.
Having a 1GB page file not in use won't decrease performance, you'll just have a 1GB section of your HDD unavailable for use.
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so if i set my page file to 1 gig it means that itll use 1 gig of m y ram and 1 gig of my hard drive so id really have 2 gig? I dont think thats right but ill ask newayz
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Originally Posted by nugget
so if i set my page file to 1 gig it means that itll use 1 gig of m y ram and 1 gig of my hard drive so id really have 2 gig? I dont think thats right but ill ask newayz
Memory is used as is needed in the following order and this order is also fastest to slowest.....
L1 cache,L2 cache,system ram, page file. If you disable page file and your system needs more ram than what's available, you'll crash.
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O ok well ive had it off since i got the ram a month ago and ive been playing games and havent crashed. Once in a blue moon the screen itself will go black for 1 second but i think thats my oc vid card. So if i havent crashed i may aswell leave it off. right?
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O ok well ive had it off since i got the ram a month ago and ive been playing games and havent crashed. Once in a blue moon the screen itself will go black for 1 second but i think thats my oc vid card. So if i havent crashed i may aswell leave it off. right?
The only problem you might get is crashes. Leave it off if you want to, just turn it back on if you start crashing.
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The more paging file you use, the slower you Computer will run. because it will acces your hard drive. Now when you upgraded to 1 gb you will not need that paging file to often and your computer will use the memory (1Gb) and it will run faster...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pacman
The more paging file you use, the slower you Computer will run. because it will acces your hard drive. Now when you upgraded to 1 gb you will not need that paging file to often and your computer will use the memory (1Gb) and it will run faster...
You'll only switch to the Page File (virtual memory) when you have used all the physical memory, so having a page file on and not in use won't affect performance. Sccr's post above is useful if you want to know the order of memory that's used
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