Re: What size Page File?
"nLinked" <nLinked@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Sorry, my mistake, it's 3 GB of RAM!
> "nLinked" <nLinked@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>I have 2 GB of RAM on Vista and have 2 HDDs. Vista says it recommends 4591
>>GB for the Page File in the Properties sheet. So I set this size on a ~5
>>GB partition at the beginning of the second HDD and set the Page File to
>>4591 GB on that drive. On the Windows drive, I set it as 200 MB.
>> Is this good? It sounds like too much as Vista is probably just
>> multiplying my RAM amount by 1.5 or something. Is it good to have it the
>> way I have. Is 200 MB too much for the Windows drive? Is a 4 GB Page File
>> going to slow things down should my RAM ever fill up by increased HDD
The PF can be pretty strange, most people get on fine just leaving it, but
some of us like to set it. Personally I set it to 2.5Gig and leave it, it
has never run out of memory, I just had to permanently give up some of my
It was preferable for me as Vista sets a tiny PF for me and then keeps
adding new bits, but they fragment terribly for some reason.
I am no expert, but I would assume it is better to have more than you need
than to run out.
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