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This is kind of confusing to me, so I'm pretty sure I missed it somewhere in here, but how can I determine which amount of pagefile memory is a safe number to set at if I want to make my physical RAM priority? I have 1 GB of RAM, but it would be helpful to know this for other systems with different amounts of RAM.
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well by default Windows wants 1.5x the amount of your physical memory for a page file. This is based on 128mb as the minimum, so 192mb would be the smallest default pagefile that windows xp would want.

However, we all know that xp doesn't run that well with anything less than 512mb, and it is ideal to have 1gb+

so my deduction would be that somewhere between 200-700mb would work for just about any amount of RAM. if you have more RAM you won't need near as much


you could always do what I did. I have my page file set to allow xp to control the size, but because I set xp to only use the page file when necessary it is about 377mb. This way I don't have to worry about my pagefile running out, but I also don't have to worry about it being too big and slowing my system down.
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Ok... now the noobest question that's possible to ask :

Where can I change to page file amount?
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right clock on my computer, properties, then go to the advanced tab and choose performance, then once again you want the advanced tab then just clock on virtual memory
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