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Quick question about window's page file

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I use a 64GB SSD for a boot drive and a 2x320 SATAI raid0 and 1TB SATAIII for installs and storage and such. With 8GBs of RAM, windows appears to make a 12GB pagefile on the SSD. I want the space back on that fast drive... Would I even see a hit in the performance of windows by moving the page file to either of my slower storage drives?
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With that much ram the page file is probably not even used, you can reduce the size and move it to one of the hard drives and you will probably not see a performance hit.
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I never use one and I do just fine. The only time I enable it is for crash logs when I'm tweaking.
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With 8 GB of RAM you don't really need a page file, though some people report problems with apps without one. So I have mine set to 512MB....

You can change it by right clicking 'my computer', then hit 'advanced system settings' on the left. Go to the 'advanced tab', then 'performance'. Then 'advanced', page file is on the bottom. You can try turning it off and see how that goes.... If you encounter problems turn it on but make the amount low. Should save wear on your SSD's too.
 
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Right on, thanks for quick replies!
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