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Poll Results: Do you still use the pagefile?

 
  • 75% (81)
    Yes
  • 25% (27)
    No
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post #21 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Really can't see the logic in disabling it.
There is none. Leave it on.
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post #22 of 55
whats pagefile
post #23 of 55
4GB. On.
I see no reason not to use it.
Even if I had 16GB of RAM I would have it on.

Its like turning off Superfetch. There really isnt a point in turning it off (assuming one has adequate RAM).
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post #24 of 55
Seeing as how I got 8gb of ram and a ssd. I actually have it off. I had it on and set to a different drive as 1gb for a couple of days, but after turning it off, honestly I see no difference whatsoever.
Edited by yoshi245 - 1/18/11 at 5:45am
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post #25 of 55
I keep it off on all PCs:
*XP w/ 1GB - netbook
*W7 x86 w/ 2GB - office lappy
*W7 x64 w/ 3GB - my lappy
*W7 x64 w/ 4GB - rig in sig

It brings performance benefits to disable swap on PCs with slow HDDs and OS that precede Windows 7. On Win 98/ME it even improved stability. Now I keep it disabled to minimize the number of writes on the SSDs. If the memory starts to get full regularly I just double the amount of RAM.
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post #26 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riou View Post
Many of the apps I run require a page file. The problem of not having a page file is the risk of BSOD because your system runs out of memory.
EDIT: sorry, double post

There's no BSOD, if the memory is full some apps just get turned off (on XP, Vista, 7). If your rig BSODs when the memory is full, it is either due to instability of poorly written software that demands Pagefile despite having enough RAM available.
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post #27 of 55
That is quite interesting about the SSD thing. So far everyone says they keep it on, but set it low. Which is a good thing because it is important for some programs.

But for people who use SSD and turn it off and nothing bad happens... makes me wonder.

Either way, i keep mine on. I set it to about 3GB.
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post #28 of 55
I experimented with it On/Off, didnt seem to matter either way (SSD). I decided to leave it enabled just to prevent those rare issues people already mentioned.
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post #29 of 55
The question should be who doesn't use pagefile,most likely 99 percent of the users here don't turn it off,or even care about it.
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post #30 of 55
I don't use it but only to save space on my SSD.
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