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more ram added,,,is this right?!!

by miltk / June 15, 2007 12:33 PM PDT

the pf usage on my computer was about 180 when turned on. i found out i only had 512ram/750 virtual memory.

so i got 2gb ram and installed,,,changing the vm to 3gb min/3gb max.

now when i turn on the computer, pf usage show as 210!!! is this right? shouldn't it be lower.

i have my machine running trim. nothing in the background except essentials.

xphome/sp2/160gb/2gbram/3gbvm

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It varies...
by John.Wilkinson / June 15, 2007 3:22 PM PDT

The size of the paging file varies depending on exactly what programs are running, what those programs are doing, the size of the documents you have open, the multimedia content on the webpages you are viewing, etc. In addition, virtual memory is used regardless of how much physical RAM is available. The OS manages this, determining what data can be stored on the hard drive to save system RAM even when there's plenty to go around. Thus, the paging file increasing size from 180MB to 210MB isn't actually abnormal.

In short, no worries.
John

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yes
by miltk / June 15, 2007 3:30 PM PDT
In reply to: It varies...

i understand that, and that's why i checked the pf as soon as the computer booted up.

and that's what i find puzzling.

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If you're talking about PF...
by Urzu 07 / June 16, 2007 4:50 AM PDT
In reply to: yes

If I'm right, the PF you're talking about is "Page File Usage History" Whish is known as PF Usage. My PF Usage is sitting at 432 MB because I'm running America Online 9.0 which is a large program. If I were too run "Word Pefect" in "Microsoft Word Mode" for example, My PF Usage would go up roughly around 11-15 MB.

-Urzu Out

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