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So i have a two gig pagefile on my ssd (64 gig kingston) on my netbook
running windows 7

Now i do have two gigs of ram on the netbook....
but also have an 8 gig sdhc card( its micro with an adapter)

is it possible that i put a gig or 1.5 gig of page file on the sdhc card to help windows 7 for performance OR

Would placing the Pagefile on both the ssd and sdhc defeat the whole purpose of pagefile....

So in basic
having two drives with one page file on each drive will this help system out

( im trying to get max from it so i can try and run some bigger games on this smoother BC2 Day of Defeat source and LOTRO are boring me lately...)

Any ideas or any help for it
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post #2 of 33
2 reasons why you should disable pagefile:
*2GB of RAM, would you actually use such heavy apps on a netbook to need more?
*it wastes read/write cycles on your SSD/SHDC
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Yes actually musik programs....
just wondering if it would do any performance gains from it
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post #4 of 33
disable the pagefile, buy more ram and think about a ram drive
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
2 reasons why you should disable pagefile:
*2GB of RAM, would you actually use such heavy apps on a netbook to need more?
*it wastes read/write cycles on your SSD/SHDC
thanks for the drver mod in your sig been looking all over for it
post #6 of 33
Even if you have like 5 times the amount of memory that you would ever need, Windows 7 still takes advantage of the Paging File when it needs to.

So, don't disable it unless you have an extremely specific reason for doing so. Even I have it enabled (and at its default settings).
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post #7 of 33
Never use SD cards for paging file... they are really slow....
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post #8 of 33
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The net book only can use 2 gigs of ram ( the atom wont support more at this stage...)

i did put a ram disk on it ( might help out)

but read and write speeds im not worrying about on ssd because lets all just say
They will last longer then youll have them for.....even under pressure UNLESS somebody can prove me wrong
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post #9 of 33
Do not disable the page file. This has been discussed on many forums.

I would also advise against creating ramdisks, as windows caches commonly used data in ram anyway (I have 5gb cached right now) and ramdisks would just be static information.

Also, if you have a ton of ram, most well written applications will make good use of it anyway.

Of course, there might be some exceptional circumstances where ramdisks would be awesome.
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Do not disable the page file. This has been discussed on many forums.

I would also advise against creating ramdisks, as windows caches commonly used data in ram anyway (I have 5gb cached right now) and ramdisks would just be static information.

Also, if you have a ton of ram, most well written applications will make good use of it anyway.

Of course, there might be some exceptional circumstances where ramdisks would be awesome.
This.

A ram drive could be useful for things like temporary internet files.
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