Re: swap file priority
On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 03:01:00 -0800, Techno Mage
> Does Vista prioritize the swap files to use the one on the fastest drive first?
> I am asking this because i am thinking of getting a gigabyte ramdisk, but it
> only holds 4GB, and i only have one pci slot, so i cant buy another one.
> 187.5 MB/s is faster than my HDD speed of 50MB/s.
First, how much RAM do you have and how much is your system paging? If
you have enough RAM so that you page very little, nothing you can to
the page file will make any performance difference at all. On the
other hand, if you don't have enough RAM, and are therefore paging a
significant amount, and you are willing to spend money to fix that
situation, clearly the best thing to do is to buy more RAM.
In other words, it's better to avoid paging than to speed up paging.
The solution to the problem (if there is one) is more RAM, not a
faster paging device.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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