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Good day to all you Overclockers.

Are there any advantages of setting the page file outside the OS drive?

Hope to get some good answers.

Best of wishes smile.gif
Edited by Refreshment - 3/31/11 at 6:26am
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Yes, especially if placed on the outer edge of a large storage drive (like your 1TB drive wink.gif). Reason being that the main drive is always being used by the operating system and the head of the drive has to drive jumps from one spot to another, really slowing things down due to access time.
Edited by Shadow_UGZ - 3/28/11 at 8:49am
 
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post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shadow_UGZ;12901766 
Yes, especially if placed on the outer edge of a large storage drive (like your 1TB drive wink.gif). Reason being that the main drive is always being used and the head of the has to drive jumps from one spot to another and really slowing things down due to access time.
Thanks for the super fast answer Shadow.

Now, check out this scenario:
Have two HDDs in the PC, each one housing an OS (lets call them OS1 & OS2). So when loading OS1, its page file should be in OS2 drive and viceversa?

Btw, how do you specify where to put the page file. Been talking about it but havent researched how to do it. tongue.gif
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Yes you can and in some cases can be much faster, depending on how fast or faster you D:\ drive is
Always remember to leave a little on your C:\ drive.. like 256MB (depending on how much RAM you have)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Refreshment;12901834 
Thanks for the super fast answer Shadow.

Now, check out this scenario:
Have two HDDs in the PC, each one housing an OS (lets call them OS1 & OS2). So when loading OS1, its page file should be in OS2 drive and viceversa?

Btw, how do you specify where to put the page file. Been talking about it but havent researched how to do it. tongue.gif

when you configure the page file it will place it on the drive... but the location is on the C:\pagefile.sys.... if you add one to D:\ it will be D:\pagefile.sys
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Also consider putting your TEMP directory (Control Panel>System>Advanced Settings>Advanced>Environment Variables) on another drive, too smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite;12901862 
Also consider putting your TEMP directory (Control Panel>System>Advanced Settings>Advanced>Environment Variables) on another drive, too smile.gif

This is a great for SSDs, keeps junk off the drive and less writing to it.

but will speed up any system because of less writing to C:\

Nice Fluxlite +1
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I run 2 win os's each with their page file on the other os's drive, and both with their temp directory on a 3rd drive.

this has made each os quite zippy for being m$osft os's
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Refreshment;12901834 
Thanks for the super fast answer Shadow.

Now, check out this scenario:
Have two HDDs in the PC, each one housing an OS (lets call them OS1 & OS2). So when loading OS1, its page file should be in OS2 drive and viceversa?

Btw, how do you specify where to put the page file. Been talking about it but havent researched how to do it. tongue.gif

Yes, that would be the optimal way to set it up.

As for choosing where to put the paging file, there are some defragmenting software (ex: Ultimate Defrag) that can run at boot and move the paging file to the beginning of the drive which is physically the outer edge of the drive.

You can also create a partition the size of the paging file at the beginning of the drive and place the paging file there. Kinda like what Linux does with it's Swap partition.
Edited by Shadow_UGZ - 3/28/11 at 9:00am
 
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluxlite;12901862 
Also consider putting your TEMP directory (Control Panel>System>Advanced Settings>Advanced>Environment Variables) on another drive, too smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86;12901888 
This is a great for SSDs, keeps junk off the drive and less writing to it.

but will speed up any system because of less writing to C:\

Nice Fluxlite +1
Quote:
Originally Posted by egerds;12901895 
I run 2 win os's each with their page file on the other os's drive, and both with their temp directory on a 3rd drive.

this has made each os quite zippy for being m$osft os's

Sooo much teasing and no words on how to do it biggrin.gif

Now, let me ask you guys something that i've asked before. Going by what you are suggesting wouldn´t be faster to install the games in a drive independent of the OS?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow_UGZ;12901906 
As for choosing where to put the paging file, there are some defragmenting software (ex: Ultimate Defrag) that can run at boot and move the paging file to the beginning of the drive which is physically the outer edge of the drive.

You can also create a partition the size of the paging file at the beginning of the drive and place the paging file there. Kinda like what Linux does with it's Swap partition.
Why not just give OS1 current page file path to OS2 and viceversa?

Have bad experience with 3rd party defragmenters frown.gif
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