I followed this advice to get Windows to use more RAM and less paging. To be honest, I'm a total noob to all this page file stuff. I've always just assumed that Windows was using the 8 GB of ram I have installed.
I'm confused because the Performance tab of the Task Manager still says it's only using 12%-16% physical memory at any given time, even when preforming memory intensive tasks like gaming and image editing.
Here's how it breaks down:
Physical Memory (MB) Total: 8191 Cached: 6311 Available: 7051 Free: 808 Usage: 14% Kernel Memory (MB) Paged: 264 Nonpaged: 63
Here it is again while The Witcher is running:
Physical Memory (MB) Total: 8191 Cached: 6313 Available: 6504 Free: 250 Usage: 20% Kernel Memory (MB) Paged: 268 Nonpaged: 64
First question: If I'm reading this right, there's still 264 MB of Windows kernel "stuff" sitting in virtual memory. Shouldn't this be more like 0 MB if I turned off the page file for the SSD with Windows on it?
Second question: If 6311 MB is still in RAM, out of 8191 MB total, why does it say my physical memory usage is only so low? Last time I checked, that came to about 77%.
Final question: I don't have any programs on my other hard drive, so why would I need to "move the page file from your SSD to a storage hard drive" as mentioned in that forum link?