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Poll Results: Do you still use the pagefile?

 
  • 75% (81)
    Yes
  • 25% (27)
    No
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post #31 of 55
Its like carrying a spare tire in your car. 99% of the time its just sitting there taking up space, but not really bothering anything. One day when your tires blows your glad u have it. Morale of story - If its not bothering anything leave it alone and let it be.
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post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post
the only reason page-file was created is because most computers didn't have enough Physical ram to be able to run everything Now in the day that we have 12+GB systems Pagefile should be abolished. virtual ram is slower that physical (even if you're using an ssd) i currently have mine set to 500mb and have 9Gb of ram. i wish i could turn it off but programmers apparently think they need it
Paging file will never go away... There's no reason to remove it.

Especially on servers, there always can be case where installed physical memory isn't enough.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View 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.
Yup... and that's why it's enabled.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
It brings performance benefits to disable swap on PCs with slow HDDs and OS that precede Windows 7.
I have never seen any objective benchmark proving this though.....
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post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
I still use it and I did when I had 8GB of RAM but its set at 512MB, some programs will go crazy without it
QFT.

There are alot of programs that require a pagefile to be there... regardless of the size. If you have 8+ gigs of ram you can easily get away with a 512mb page files... Unless of course your doing some crazy stuff.
    
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post #34 of 55
I keep it on, just a great way to give you a heads up when the hdd is dying
 
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post #35 of 55
page file on, 6 gig. of ram win7 Ult. 64 bit. 2 WD 250gb. cav.II RAID 0
Task manager shows that my page file use does not go up when I load games
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post #36 of 55
I don't use it and I have 6GB's
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post #37 of 55
I use it. No particular benefits of disabling it. Experimented in the past. Not only that but some programs simply require a pagefile such as Photoshop. As I have plenty of HDD space, I have no issue with having a pagefile.
post #38 of 55
Off, 12GB.
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post #39 of 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
I never understood this debate. The only reason to disable your pagefile is if you're running out of hard drive space--which is not the case for nearly all systems out there these days.

Having a pagefile won't hurt you. Leave it as system-managed. If the computer doesn't need it, it won't access it
Actually, thats the way a page file should work. It should be there just in case the RAM fills up, and only then should it get used. But windows, being the wonderland of amazing code it is, pages memory to the pagefile even if my ram is at only 25%.

Linux is the only OS I've seen that properly handles memory in that regard.
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