I am working to debug an issue where my PC randomly freezes after being idle. At one point I had disabled my page file, but noted I was not getting crash dumps because of this. I am running an SSD, so I did not want to have all 32gb of ram made into a page file, so I configured my system as such:
However, after reboot, I see a large pagefile.sys, and when I return to the Virtual Memory configuration option, it is set to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives"
I have yet to figure out the crashing issue, so I am not sure if it is related. However, I think its odd that Windows configures the pagefile how it wants without asking me. I also do not see any memory dumps or crash logs (only the power event when I manually kill the power), that seems like it may be related.
Windows 7 64 bit (Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601])
Update info which may be useful:
- This does not appear to be related to the crashing, I had solved this a few months back with a bios firmware upgrade.
- I am using ASROCK Extreme Tuning Utility and the XFast RAM feature. Thoughout this whole time the option for storing the page file in the ram disk (I am not sure why this exists), but in this configuration I have the memory pagefile turned off. Windows should still be in control of the pagefile and any settings. I cannot think of any other programs which may affect this.