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Page File question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by greenbrucelee, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I have today installed 2GB RAM in my PC bringing the total RAM to 3072MB or 3GB, windows recognizes the full 3GB.

    When looking at the page file settings it shows that 3072MB is the maximum size but 4605MB is recommended.

    Why is this?
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    See here.

    As for the maxium size of a page file:

    If you require more Pagefile space, create multiple logical drives, preferably on different disks, and use the entire logical drive as a pagefile. Or add another disk and set the page file size on that.

    -Ken
     
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    And see here for MS KB answer.

    -ken
     
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    If you can, put the pagefile on a different physical drive than the main system drive, and also set it to a fixed size rather than variable. Should speed the system up a bit.
     
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys.

    I dont actually need to speed the system up, I just wanted to know why it says 4605 is recommended but 3072 is the maximum.
     
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    its proberbly because you have an old pagefile value manually configured. the pagefile should be 1.5-3x the amount of system memory. or you can just set it to manage the pagefile itself.
     
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    Pagefiles? got rid of mine over a year ago hehe

    Titan quest tells me i need one so i have to re enable it whenever i play, poor code if u ask me!
     
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    I think I will set it to manage the page files it self, I mean I have plenty of RAM and disk space so I doubt a page file should be used much anyway.

    Although I thought something was up when I got a BSOD whilst playing BIOSHOCK but silly me I had put the 1GB dimm I had in a slot it wasn't compatible with as I had put the two new ones in the first two slots (the third slot is only compatible with double sided dimms, the 1GB dimm is only single sided) so I had to put in the last slot.
     
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