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What drive would have better performance for paging in this situation? [closed]

Pretext: I'm re-installing my system, with an un-attended install, and I'm moving my users directory to another drive. Question: I'm wondering where would I see more performance? Should I keep my ...
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Has someone written (or is aware of) an instruction guide for setting up a RAMDisk and using it for pagefile.sys?

I was talking with a friend the other day about Windows in general and I mentioned that there is, unfortunately no way (that I was aware of) to disable the page file within Windows. Regardless of the ...
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Windows 7 Page File Size?

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on my laptop (MacBook Pro 15") with 8 GB RAM. I have an SSD (128 GB) for storage, and as such every GB of space is pretty precious. So, I recently noticed that the page file ...
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How to disable swapping / set page file usage for certain applications?

There is 1.5Gb RAM at the test computer, and usually, 900Mb of them are free. When I launch an application which takes about 500Mb, Windows 7 goes with swapping, and occasionally this leads to huge ...
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How do I decrease the size of the page file?

I just upgraded my laptop RAM to 12GB (W510, 4 DIMM slots), and since I am using a SSD, I find hard drive space to be quite precious. However, since I have more than enough RAM for most stuff, I think ...
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How can I make my computer use more RAM?

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB of RAM. The problem is, I very rarely use all of it. I do some video editing from time to time and it definitely comes in handy then, but for everyday use, I'm ...
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Windows 7 / Page File Disabled / 12 GB RAM / 2+ GB RAM free and “your computer is running low on memory”

So I am running on Windows 7 (64-bit) Home Premium with 12 GB RAM (Intel Core i7 920). I have restricted the Page File to 400MB since it was eating up a lot of space om my SSD (that is 80GB). After ...
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What's wrong with disabling the Windows page file?

People say that you always need a page file, and that it will increase performance, but my Windows 7 is set to run without a page file. I simply don't understand why people say this - I have 6 GiB of ...
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How do you set memory priority (not cpu priority) on windows

I need to know how to change "memory priority" of a process. I need a utility that changes the memory priority of the process. Certain ram intensive programs can still make my important programs ...
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Windows 7 problem of disk space

I bought my new computer a few weeks ago. I have 2 harddrive with 60 GB (C:) and 1TB (D:). Now my first problem was to free up some space on C as when I bought it with only windows installed there ...
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Page file on a separate partition in Windows

I have recently rebuilt my computer (Windows 7 Pro 32bit), and am in the process of paritioning my hard drive. My question is, is it beneficial to make a separate partition for the page file, rather ...
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Does moving/ reallocating Pagefile.sys affect performance (Windows 7)?

I've reallocated my pagefile to a different partition (1GB on primary partition and 4GB on a different one), does this affect any performance or cause any known issues in future? (My system has 4GB ...
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How can I move the page file to another physical disk location?

I would like to know exact instructions for moving the page file from 1 disk location to another disk in Windows 7. I.e. from an SSD to a non-SSD drive. I've spent about two hours searching - ...
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Need for page file with 12 GB RAM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 pagefile size with large RAM and SSD I recently got my new PC with 12 GB RAM (running Windows 7 64bit). The default installation suggests a 12 GB page file on ...
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Using a thumbdrive to improve peformance in XP

I have a laptop with 2GB of RAM, running Windows XP. This machine is provided by my client, and I'm required to use it. I'm having to run some pretty intensive apps on the laptop (2 IDE's and a ...
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Can Windows 7 pagefile be turned off if 4GB of hi-speed RAM present? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any reason not to disable the Windows pagefile given enough physical RAM? I believe that there is enough of memory for everything used at the moment to be stored and ...
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Windows pagefile size with large RAM and SSD

I just upgraded my Windows 7 machine from 12GB to 24GB RAM - both for running more VMs and for future proofing. My C drive is an SSD with 129GB formatted size. I was surprised to find out that the ...
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Is there anyway to stop Windows XP from using the page file?

I have 2 GB of RAM on my computer and I noticed that Windows XP keeps on using the page file even with enough RAM available. This is really affecting the performance of the computer and making it way ...
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Change the volume the windows page file is on

I have a setup where I'm booting to a vhd in windows 7. My drive has 2 main partitions that I use. For whatever reason, inside the VHD, the page file was put to my "secondary" partition. I'm wanting ...
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Scheduled Task Priority and Paging problems

I just scheduled a task in my Windows 7, and I have 2 problems with it: The process starting with Below Normal priority. Even after manually changing the priority to Normal (via Task Manager), the ...
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Performance Bottleneck with Photoshop CS3 on XPSP3

I have an intel core 2 4400, with 4GB of ram running on XP 32-BIT SP3. Photoshop CS3 becomes sluggish & unresponsive even after loading up small files, and this is with only Bridge open as well, ...
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What is commit charge?

Wikipedia says In computing, commit charge is a term used in Microsoft Windows operating systems to describe the total amount of virtual address space for which the backing store is the ...
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How to diagnose very slow pagefile

Quite often, one of the applications I use freezes (“does not respond”) for a while, in extreme cases for few minutes. This happens especially when when switching apps. During this time, the HDD light ...
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Will using FAT32 provide better pagefile performance than NTFS?

Is FAT32 faster than NTFS regarding pagefile performance? In http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc938440.aspx, it says that FAT32 is faster when using smaller volumes. It is assumed that ...
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How to interpret Windows XP's Virtual Memory Info - the 10 numbers and 1 graph

How are the numbers in the Windows XP Virtual Memory info to be interpreted? I am actually just interested in: 1) What is the total size that is free as in "untouched" physical RAM, so that the ...
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Any performance gain by putting Windows Pagefile.sys onto an Software RAID-0 Striped Volume?

I have a workstation class laptop running 64bit Windows-7 with 8GB-RAM (expandable to 16GB) and Dual SATA2 7200rpm disks. I know my system will be making heavy use of the pagefile since I will be ...
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My PC becomes very slow after changing page file in XP

I have 5 partitions in my computer (C, D, E, F, G), and C: is the system partition. Recently I changed the page file setting to use 768-768 MB from the G:, without changing the C: default value ...
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Windows XP paging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In winxp, I have 4GB of RAM, am using 1.77GB, but programs keep paging out to memory. Why? I'm sitting at my computer right now with a couple of applications open. I ...
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How to suppress “low memory” warnings in Vista Home Premium when running without paging file?

A few weeks ago I disabled all paging files on my Media Center. I figured that it only ever runs AVG, Media Center, Logmein, Chrome and sundry services to support these and never gets above 1.4-1.5GB ...
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Any reason not to disable Windows kernel paging?

So I'm planning on eventually going to 2 GB (mobo max) RAM from 1 GB, and I want to disable kernel paging once I do, because I've heard it can give a performance boost (and that I believe). Any reason ...
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What has more impact on performance: Readyboost or paging file on a system with 2GB RAM?

I have my paging file turned off in Vista as i have heard that it is not needed and in some cases may slow down a system that has >=2GB RAM. (no sure how true this is, but i notice that having it ...
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disable pre-emptive swapping in windows xp

If I leave my XP pc for a while, it seems to swap most of my processes to disc. I come back to use it after X hours/days and each process takes 10-30s to get going as it loads it in off disc. It seems ...
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Page File - Why set one for each drive?

I have Windows Vista Business Edition running on my laptop (brand is HCL). I have 4 HDD which are as follows - C - 29.2 GB (of which only 3.68 GB is free) D - 39 GB (of which 37.8 GB is free) E - 39 ...
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Any reason not to disable the Windows pagefile given enough physical RAM? [closed]

The question of disabling the Windows pagefile has already been discussed quite a bit, for example here and here and here. People continue to upvote answers that say "you should not disable your ...
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Should I put my page file on its own partition?

I have enough room on my OS hard disk to make a separate partition for the page file, but my power supply isn't enough to give it its own drive. Is it better to put the Windows page file on its own ...
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Windows Swap (Page File): Enable or Disable?

From my personal experience I've noticed that disabling the page file in Windows XP has given me, in general, the most speed gain out of any other software change I can make. Obviously this has to be ...