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    Man it has been ages since I have been on this forum, but maybe you guys can help me out. I have 4 gig's of ram, what should I have my virtual memory set at to get the most out of my machine?

    Currrently I have "Custom Size" ticked
    Initial size (MB) 2046
    Maximum size (MB) 4092

    this is from control panel/system/advanced/performance/virtualmemory

    ANy help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
    Koikane

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    Here is an excellent article on Virtual Memory http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php . Note the section How big should the page file be? ... as noted, you must decide on the size taking into account various spacifics of your needs and the PC's hardware.

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    Hello Koikane

    I hate to break it to you, fellow member, but the 'virtual memory' feature in your O.S. is rather obsolete in your 4 Guuguuguuhhhgigs-of-ram-world. If you disagree then I would...

    'Windows'&'Pause/Break' keys->Advanced->Performance Settings->Advanced->Change

    Let the system manage the size

    Move the pagefile to a separate physical drive.

    Yeah. That's what I would do, I guess... if I disagreed with myself. Anyways...

    brodcasting via *ahem* 512k of memory, this is 53V3N saying, good day.

    :P

    Cheers
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    not really sure about moving to a seperate physical drive, can you elaborate more. Is this even worth bothering with? How can I let windows manage this?

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    re: moving the pagefile.

    http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/.../pagefile.html

    re: worthiness of your time.

    Only you can answer that. Otherwise see my previous post.

    re: pagefile configuration.

    See previous post. If needed, add the word 'tick' to the beginning of line 10.

    Still unsure as to which course of action to take? Good for you. So... take ten minutes, take Canuck's advice and educate yourself on the topic in question.

    Don't like the links?!?!? Dig! :wink: Type 'pagefile' in your favorite search engine and check out what you find.
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