I have two systems with both running Win 8.1 Pro x64.

One is a Dell Precision Workstation with 32GB of RAM and with a 256GB SSD (OS boot drive) and several other regular 6TB Drives. I have windows set to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" and it sets the pagefile on the boot drive. The file is around 5GB. Under the properties for the VM, min is noted as 16MB, recommended is 7670MB and Current is 4864MB.

Now on the second system that is a Dell Precision M6700 with 24 GB Ram, a 256GB SSD Boot drive and a second 500GB SSD, the pagefile is 25GB on the second drive. This is currently windows managed ("Automatically manage paging file size for all drives").

My question is why on this second system is it making it so big (size of RAM) where on the first it stays smaller (i.e. not 32GB). I tried all different things to include manually setting it to none, system manage to one drive and not the other and vice versa. At one point it at a 25GB pagefile on each of the drives when set to system managed.

For my latest setting, I think I set to none on both drives, then rebooted, and then set to "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" and then rebooted and there is no pagefile on the boot drive and a 25GB on the second drive. Under the properties for the VM, min is noted as 16MB, recommended is 6648MB and Current is 24576MB.

Any idea why on the 7910 it keeps it smaller but on the M6700 it insists on maxing it out? Could it be that they M6700 has two SSDs so it just makes a max file on the second none OS SSD?

I do have dump file size to automatic on both machines.

thanks,

Mike