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  1. #11


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Topgundcp and Berton thanks for your help and explanations. I to have not a clue how it changed either. I see your point Topgundcp on RAM usage. Guess i either do the custom pagefile or decide a Win8.1 refresh, but hate to have to put all my stuff back on again and it might come back.
    Just wonder if that Crystal Disk Mark program did it. Knew i should not have tried it, just for a benchmark that sometimes does not mean much, thought i heard some bad things about it too.

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  2. #12


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    For what it's worth, I have mine set to Auto & never use it all.
    Also, I have about 88% free space.

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    You got lots of free space ?
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  3. #13


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    I have the space 43GB out of 476GB used on the SSD (because of pagefile now, or would be less ), that is not the concern, even though most will say not to even use pagefile with a SSD, but that is not what i want to do.

    Yes, Why is mine 16GB i do not know either. Took the whole amount of RAM. That is the question.....William Shakespeare
    To be or not to be...... Well i want it not to be............. this way

    I guess i research more, use the custom set or refresh and see if that helps. ty
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  4. #14


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Guys thank you for your help!! I came up empty on my research of why my pagefile suddenly jumped to the max equal to my RAM.
    Rather then just custom set my pagefile i felt something caused this and this bothered me that something else may come up.

    So i decided to redo install of Windows 8.1 Pro and all is back to normal with managed pagefile. If it comes back for any reason then i will custom manage it, but then i will know it was not caused by some other program i used recently or i felt possible registry change maybe by Crystal Disk Mark which was used just before this happened. To coincidental. Yes i took long road, but little under few hours almost all back on, no rush, i make sure to check everything is working well first, plus all those Windows updates to put back on........glad i have fast internet.............Solved post. TY
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