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I was wondering what pagefile I should be using? when I had 4GB of RAM I set it to 6GB as I heard it was best to have it 1 and half times the size of RAM but when you reach a certain size its supposed to be the same size as RAM, I have 6GB of DDR3-1600 and a 1TB HDD with 150GB as primary partition and 781GB and second partition for storage, I have been using the pagefile set to 6GB so far on this setup but I am wondering if its the best setting to be using?
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I just set mine to whatever the suggested size is, and place on a separate drive from my OS and programs.
    
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Yes, I have read its best to place on a different drive, but when you have only 1 HDD its best to put in the primary partition as the secondary will only slow the system right down
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You don't need much. I have mine set to 512mb min and 1024mb max. That's plenty for any program.
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zero for gaming, unless you use heavy ram apps disable it for less stutter, instant alttab and quick exit games
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Originally Posted by sixor View Post
zero for gaming, unless you use heavy ram apps disable it for less stutter, instant alttab and quick exit games

Some games requires page file to be on. well not sure about the latest games but i know there was a couple that said it at least needed 256mb of page file.


I have 8gb of ram but i keep the page file at 512 1024mb just so programs wont complain about no page file.
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post #7 of 7
i tried no paging file with 6gb and windows kept bugging me when i had only 1GB left. now with 8gb it seems to be fine, so I would leave 1GB or 2GB page file for 6GB ram.
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