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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice;12706196 
I have my min set at 1, but my max is set at 12. It never crawls above the 1GB with 12GB of RAM.

Thanks! Maybe I'll try 1-8 max.
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Originally Posted by mott555;12706249 
Just let Windows manage it for you.

I would but holy cow 16gb is a lot of wasted space, especially for a SSD eek.gif
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12706152 
Wrong in a way. You still need pagefile, no matter how much RAM you have installed. Windows will still want pagefile, as will certain applications.

I'd give it maybe 1-2GB at most. With 16GB of RAM, he'll BARELY use the page file anyway. I have mine set to 12GB (1.5x the amount of RAM as suggested), but that's only because Killing Floor gives me grief if I have it set at less than that.

i concur with mr boob, set it at 2048 min 2048 max
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What needs a pagefile? I've never had any problems not running one. There's lots you can do with a computer that I don't do. I'm curious.
    
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It depends upon your workload. If you are using a lot of that 16GB of ram, some background apps will need to be swapped out to disk. You will still need a page file.

This is a rough guideline:
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Originally Posted by Mark Russinovich 
So how do you know how much commit charge your workloads require? You might have noticed in the screenshots that Windows tracks that number and Process Explorer shows it: Peak Commit Charge. To optimally size your paging file you should start all the applications you run at the same time, load typical data sets, and then note the commit charge peak (or look at this value after a period of time where you know maximum load was attained). Set the paging file minimum to be that value minus the amount of RAM in your system (if the value is negative, pick a minimum size to permit the kind of crash dump you are configured for). If you want to have some breathing room for potentially large commit demands, set the maximum to double that number.
http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2008/11/17/3155406.aspx
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Don't set it to a range. I mean, you have to...but set the min and max to the same. This way your pagefile doesn't fragment. Windows SUGGESTS that you use 1.5x the amount of physical RAM. However you should do just fine with 2GB forced, so 2048MB min and max.
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What needs a pagefile? I've never had any problems not running one. There's lots you can do with a computer that I don't do. I'm curious.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Needed one at one point or another, not sure if it got patched.
I'm sure others who run with no page file can chime in on other applications/games that need it
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;12706471 
Don't set it to a range. I mean, you have to...but set the min and max to the same. This way your pagefile doesn't fragment. Windows SUGGESTS that you use 1.5x the amount of physical RAM. However you should do just fine with 2GB forced, so 2048MB min and max.

Thanks! I will definitely do that. 2gb should be perfect for the ssd too.

Thanks again!
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Thanks! I will definitely do that. 2gb should be perfect for the ssd too.

Thanks again!

No no no no!!! Don't set a pagefile on a SSD. That many reads and writes will surely put it to an early grave. If you're putting a mechanical drive (or more) in there, then move the pagefile to that. Which I certainly wouldn't use JUST a SSD drive anyway, as its not nearly enough space.
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No no no no!!! Don't set a pagefile on a SSD. That many reads and writes will surely put it to an early grave. If you're putting a mechanical drive (or more) in there, then move the pagefile to that. Which I certainly wouldn't use JUST a SSD drive anyway, as its not nearly enough space.

Exactly what he said, you should always have at least one backup HDD that is mechanical to store all the projects on and what not. Store EVERYTHING on an SSD he is going to be disappointed with the lack of space he has to work with. Along with the Page Filing taking up space as well if need be.
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@OP

The best thing you could possibly do in your situation is to use a RAM drive program and convert anywhere from 1-4GB to a partition, set your page file to that partition and it will hold in RAM.

For 8GB systems, you'll rarely need more than 768MB for a total page file. If you have any applications that need more space, you can increase that to 1GB, or 2GB. There are very few applications that will want more than 768MB of a page file when you have 8GB of RAM or more, but there are some out there.

Otherwise put your page file on any mechanical HDD in your system.
    
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