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Will setting my paging file above what its at make it faster

by rammstein42020 / March 15, 2015 2:18 AM PDT

It is system set for all drives now, like you guys told me to and is using 15,259 MB but it recommends 22,888 MB should I alter it?

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So far, no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 2:20 AM PDT

For most of us, most of the time "system managed" is the right choice. There are folk that want to try this, so why not?

Only you can determine which is right for your PC. Why is that? I've yet to encounter two PCs in the exact same configuration.
Bob

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I just read that using a page file for a sata drive is bad
by rammstein42020 / March 15, 2015 6:26 AM PDT
In reply to: So far, no.

I didn't turn it off like they said to do because I bought a fast hard drive to have things written to it fast but I decided I'm not going to make it larger than what window's says. btw is there a reason to have the non os hard drive have a page file?

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How odd.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 6:36 AM PDT

No where have I read to turn it off. There are folk that are scratching for anything to cure a slow PC so they'll try that.

As to your last question, it's been done so many times I'm going to shortchange you and write that system managed is fine. Also you would have to reveal what this non os drive is exactly. Some foolishly use a partition on the same physical drive and you know that's just bad.
Bob

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That was said when it was thought
by orlbuckeye / March 15, 2015 10:34 PM PDT

of to conserve the number of writes to the drive. The best solution is more memory since memory is faster then drives anyways. The more memory the less cache is needed.

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(NT) not SATA, but SSD drives
by James Denison / March 15, 2015 11:46 PM PDT
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No. Let's use the apartment analogy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 15, 2015 6:56 AM PDT

We know that Windows only uses the page file as needed. So just like a hotel with 100 rooms, you are ready for 100 guests.

It would not be any better to have a 1,000 room hotel.
Bob

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what is a paging file?
by James Denison / March 15, 2015 11:48 PM PDT

It's a dumping place on a hard drive for RAM when it's too full. The more that must be sent and accessed from a paging file aka swapfile, slows a computer down. Think, RAM is fast, hard drive is slower, so "virtual memory" on a hard drive when needed slows things down.

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