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Optimum page file size

  1. #11

    Posts : 72
    Windows 8 Pro

    The Windows 7 Pagefile And Running Without One TweakHound

    "Does running without a pagefile improve performance?
    Based on my observations there is no performance benefit to running without a pagefile."

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  2. #12

    The Netherlands
    Posts : 87
    Android, BSD, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows

    I have always used static pagefiles, you can really see an improvement in performance. Since I use Linux most of the time I always use the double amount as my physical RAM is, in my case 16gb, because I have 8gb of RAM (this is an old habit).

    This is FAR more than needed, I don't even have to use a pagefile because I have 8gb built-in already.
    But, I have more than enough diskspace so I can miss it.

    In your case I would set a static pagefile for your use on 4gb, if you have a second harddisk I would place it there (this has no use if it's only a partition instead of a physical hdd). Really, you don't need more than a pagefile of 4gb with 8 gb RAM.
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