On Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:17:43 -0500, PaxeSalute
> : Two points here:
> Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
> Please Reply to the Newsgroup[/quote Wrote:
Is this your message below? It's very had to understand it as such
because it appears that for some reason you put a > sign in front of
every line. That makes it look like quoted material instead of
something you typed.
> > Thks Ken for the explanation, with your explanation I got clearly that
> > my 8GB RAM won't limit the use of the 1024mb of Video Ram. (I had the
> > doubt because I read for example that with XP x32 even if you had 4GB
> > RAM install the OS will show only 3.5GB since it was subtracting other
> > type of RAM present on the system.
> > So I though my Vista x64 could do the same, but I saw that the Home
> > Premium Version of Vista can manage till 16GB of RAM so I suppose my
> > actual System is not limited with 8GB RAM)
> > Thks again.
> > Also I 'd like to take advantage of your expertise, I read that with
> > enough RAM I should be able to put NO PAGING FILE active for my Vista
> > x64, do you think 8GB will be enough to do so and not getting Crash?
What you read is very much wrong. You should *never* disable the Page
File, no matter how much RAM you have. Windows preallocates memory to
the Page File in anticipation of possibly needing to use it. If you
disable the Page File, those allocations necessarily get made to real
memory instead, and the result is that you can never use that part of
Moreover, there is no possible benefit to disabling it. If it's not
needed, it won't be used. Disabling it can only hurt you, and never
> > If
> > not I have still the option to move my Paging File to my Second HDD with
> > its' own partition.
If you have a second *physical* drive (not just a second partition),
moving it there is normally a good idea. Your objective should be to
minimize head movement to and from the page file, and the way to
accomplish that is to put it on the most-used partition of your
least-used physical drive. However if you move it away from C:, also
keep a small (200MB) page file on C:.
For more information on this, read this excellent article by the late
MVP, Alex Nichol: "Virtual Memory in Windows XP" at
Also note that with as much as 8GB of RAM, you will very likely never
(or hardly ever) use the page file at all, so any changes you make to
its settings will have no effect on your performance one way or
another. Still, I wouldn't disable it.
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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