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I cant remember where i found this but ive noticed a marginal increase in my performance. Basically, your stopping XP from using the page file until the ram fills up. Thus giving you better performance. Anyone with more than 512mb ram should notice a difference more than I have (stupid 256mb). Here I go:

Firstly open the run dialog and enter 'msconfig' (without quotation marks) and hit enter. In the top tabs goto system.ini. You will see this screen:



Click on [386enh] and expand it. Then click new and enter this:

ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1

Hit enter and make sure it's enabled. Click apply and then OK. Restart and that should do the trick.

Could anyone with loads of ram 1gb+ tell me what the performance boost is, if any. Thanks
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Nice guide! You might want to turn it into a FAQ before someone else does
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dude, i was going to but i cant find the 'create thread' button anywhere!
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*sounds like n00b to forum....figures thats because he is*
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Sorry dude, the FAQ system is down right now
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damn :/

Stickey....in time??
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I'll try this one out once I hear from others how it works.
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post #9 of 18
I typed it in and everything is fine. This line won't kill your computer. Now Ill see if I notice any difference.

Everything seems to be working great, for a teak this one seems pretty good.
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*waits anxiously* I hope it works :/
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