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My SSD has plenty of room on it, and I was wondering what would be recommended to set for 'Initial Size' and 'Maximum Size' for someone like me who has 6GBs of Ram.

I know windows says recommended is 3/2 ram size or 9202MB but I was a little bit thrown off by where it says Initial Size. Thanks.
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My SSD has plenty of room on it, and I was wondering what would be recommended to set for 'Initial Size' and 'Maximum Size' for someone like me who has 6GBs of Ram.

I know windows says recommended is 3/2 ram size or 9202MB but I was a little bit thrown off by where it says Initial Size. Thanks.
I've always used 2048 as my initial and max, same size stops the randomized fragmentation.
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I've always used 2048 as my initial and max, same size stops the randomized fragmentation.
It's an SSD, there is no seek time for the r/w heads to travel so it is moot.
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It's an SSD, there is no seek time for the r/w heads to travel so it is moot.
I think that you're probably trolling
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I think that you're probably trolling
Actually, nope. The whole point of making the page file static is to reduce r/w times by placing the PF on a single consecutive sector of a single platter instead of scattering it everywhere (fragmentation). Normally, it is dynamic and places the data throughout the hard disk wherever an entry table is available regardless of sector or platter. My name is the same as my Reddit name, lol

On a SSD, fragmentation is a non-issue. In fact, if you have enough RAM I would disable the page file completely.
Edited by ProbablyTrolling - 12/26/10 at 8:52am
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I used to say [1.5 x Installed RAM] was appropriate. But, were seeing so many 6+ GB rigs now, a 9GB pf is really overkill.

I've got a 6GB fixed pf (min and max set to 6), and well, I usually dont even think about it. I know its there, I see it when I run Defraggler, but beyond that, I just forget about it.

Occasionally I will delete it, run Defraggler, then set it back up, that puts it at the end of the partition, instead of smack in the middle of all my data.

If you really want to optimize it, put it on a different drive. Then you get the pseudo-RAID effect. I did not notice a performance difference. I put it back on my main drive so the other, which was my storage drive, could "sleep" when not in use.
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i dont' have a page file at all, on my SSD or my 1TB raid 0 array
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i dont' have a page file at all, on my SSD or my 1TB raid 0 array
Yea, you can do this too. Its the fastest option of them all. At one time, some software actually required a pagefile, and would crash without it. Dont know if there is any software today that actually demands it.

Thing I'm confused about though, you can set the pf to 0 (zero), both min and max, but System Information will still show a certain amount of Virtual Memory available.

EDIT: Tried this again just now. Set pf to Zero, reboot, Sys Info shows 3.87GB of Virtual Memory with 3.04GB of Virtual Memory Available, in addition to the Installed RAM and RAM Available. Pagefile shows 0. Plus my system is noticeably slower when navigating Windows. O well, good time to update Defraggler and do some maintenance.
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