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i recently upgraded to 2 gb of ram so i decided to turn paging file completely off, however when i look in task manager it is still showing a page file usage history. is this correct? or is it just showing what my ram is using now in place of the paging file?
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Sounds like you didnt turn pagefiling off. I suggest leaving it on, because if you have alot of stuff open, and you have no pagefile and you run out of memory you will crash. the pagefile is a safety net
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Originally Posted by noxious89123
Sounds like you didnt turn pagefiling off. I suggest leaving it on, because if you have alot of stuff open, and you have no pagefile and you run out of memory you will crash. the pagefile is a safety net
no, i did turn it off. heres some screenshots to prove it lol. well, if u suggest leaving it on, what should it be set at? since i have a lot more ram now i could probably set it much lower huh

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post #4 of 10
Interesting... It should be off acording to the first pic...

However, I would reccomend settting your PF to 1024 megabytes, just to leave some extra buffer space. (Windows loves to load things into page, even if RAM is still available.)
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post #5 of 10
Turning the PagingFile off actually Just turns the Ability for you to change it as there is always a very Slight Paging File left For Windows use. However i would set 1024mb of Paging File for your System.
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Yep, what they said.

I set mine to 2Gb, just because.... I got bored.
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post #7 of 10
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arrggghhh, sorry bout putting those in as bmp, thought it was jpeg. anyways, yea i thought it was strange too how it still showed usage after turning them off.

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Originally Posted by Chipp
Interesting... It should be off acording to the first pic...

However, I would reccomend settting your PF to 1024 megabytes, just to leave some extra buffer space. (Windows loves to load things into page, even if RAM is still available.)
so should i set both the initial and max to 1024?
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post #8 of 10
Yes, that will lock it at 1024, and not let Windows change it because it gets bored.

Don't forget to click "set" before "OK"ing out.
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post #9 of 10
You Will want to Set it to 1024mb in the MAX and MIN box so that the paging File doesnt have too keep Resizing.
post #10 of 10
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lol, very true about windows "getting bored" as yall like to say
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