View Full Version : How much Paging File?
03-04-2003, 11:15 AM
How much should a person set their paging file to?
what should the initial size be?
what should the maximum size be?
I'm assuming if you set this the right way it should increase or decrease performance...
03-04-2003, 11:35 AM
i always thought that it should be 1.5x the amount of physical ram that you have. at least thats what MS says and thats what i have it at right now (i dont want any trouble). some people have posted here lately that it doesnt neccesarily need to be that much
03-04-2003, 11:36 AM
How can I optimize the Windows 2000/XP virtual memory (pagefile)? (http://www.petri.co.il/pagefile_optimization.htm)
Hope you find something useful there. :cool:
03-04-2003, 11:50 AM
Thanks guys.. that was very helpful
03-04-2003, 11:54 AM
i always thought it was 2.5 X the amount of Ram you have.
03-04-2003, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by GilbertsGrape
i always thought it was 2.5 X the amount of Ram you have. woah, that would be a lot. imagine someone with 2 gigs of ram :P.
03-04-2003, 12:03 PM
but if you only had 128mb it would be 320 page file and that is not too bad. and if you did 1.5x 128 = 192 and tha would be too small
may you shoulf use user discression if you have 2gb of ram you dont need a big page file
03-04-2003, 01:00 PM
unfortunately its not as simple as "ive got lots of ram, i dont need a big page file". it has to do with how data is addressed and that depends on the software you are using. chances are you wouldnt want to configure your pf too small or you might have memory addressing problems. too big would be useless because there is no need for it
03-04-2003, 02:44 PM
Here's a tip for the paging file:
When you first set up your PC, set the paging file min and max to the same value (about 1.5 - 2x RAM). That way, your file size does not fluctuate and the page file does not become fragmented.
03-04-2003, 09:30 PM
I do mine as 4GB minus Installed ram. So mine is 3GB.
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