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Solved I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage laptop win


lcx

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I desperately serious problem - 100% disk usage new lenove laptop windows 8.1 64 bit


its something likr that(i found this in google) :


http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-ed050f6b9e84f77ac7d0134ec6c84c31?convert_to_webp=true
(not allways on 100% ...)
And that part of it has been tried:
1-new drivers
2- install windows again
3- clean boot
4- live tile off
5-windows search service (disable upon startup via 1.Run 2.type msconfig, 3.uncheck it in services tab)
6- remove anti virus
7-7-The virtual memory is set to 4000mb initial size and 8000mb maximum size

please if someone can helpp

Edit: photo from my RM :
53516ec029414.png
 
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#2
Bit OS what do you use? 64 Bit? Do not be surprised, I also like that and the result is still the same, better re-install it mas because when using Windows 7 x64 in a minimal specification, examples 2GB RAM without VGA it only makes Windows more weight.
 

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lcx

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Bit OS what do you use? 64 Bit? Do not be surprised, I also like that and the result is still the same, better re-install it mas because when using Windows 7 x64 in a minimal specification, examples 2GB RAM without VGA it only makes Windows more weight.
i try re-intall , so what you say? back to win 7?
 

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#4
Bit OS what do you use? 64 Bit? Do not be surprised, I also like that and the result is still the same, better re-install it mas because when using Windows 7 x64 in a minimal specification, examples 2GB RAM without VGA it only makes Windows more weight.
i try re-intall , so what you say? back to win 7?
I mean your Hardware specification...
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit Spring Update
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    Intel (TM) Core i7 3.33 GHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NvIDIA 7200
    Browser
    Internet Explorer
    Antivirus
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lcx

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Bit OS what do you use? 64 Bit? Do not be surprised, I also like that and the result is still the same, better re-install it mas because when using Windows 7 x64 in a minimal specification, examples 2GB RAM without VGA it only makes Windows more weight.
i try re-intall , so what you say? back to win 7?
I mean your Hardware specification...
so what can i do?
 

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100% Disk Usage Questions

Did the laptop use 100% disk out of the box?
Do not remove the antivirus. Maybe delay running a scan until you do not need the computer.
How much physical RAM memory does the computer have?
What is running on the computer?
 

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    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
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    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
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    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
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    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

lcx

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Did the laptop use 100% disk out of the box?
Do not remove the antivirus. Maybe delay running a scan until you do not need the computer.
How much physical RAM memory does the computer have?
What is running on the computer?
4 RAM
and this no matter what run , all program take me to 100% disk
 

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#8
Resource Monitor Sliding (Variable) Scale

Your disk IO looks fine. The Disk Transfer Rate and Queue Length are on a variable scale. The Resource Monitor window below shows how the scales vary compared to your Resource Monitor window.
Shutdown Outlook.PNG

This Resource Monitor screen shows a scale of 100 MB/sec and a Queue Length of 0.5 and a total of 16,703,913 B/sec. These numbers are greater than yours by a factor of 50.

The sliding (variable) scales make it look like the rates are at 100%.

Thank you for posting your Resource Monitor screen, which diagnosed that you do not have a problem.
 

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

lcx

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Your disk IO looks fine. The Disk Transfer Rate and Queue Length are on a variable scale. The Resource Monitor window below shows how the scales vary compared to your Resource Monitor window.


This Resource Monitor screen shows a scale of 100 MB/sec and a Queue Length of 0.5 and a total of 16,703,913 B/sec. These numbers are greater than yours by a factor of 50.

The sliding (variable) scales make it look like the rates are at 100%.

Thank you for posting your Resource Monitor screen, which diagnosed that you do not have a problem.
you sure? this is normal when i use anti virus scan ? :
nhniymzdy2zd.jpg
 

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#10
Values for Disk Queue Length

Yes, I'm sure your first .jpg is OK (try .png for windows screen snapshots, the pictures are cleaner as .png is lossless). Your second .jpg starts to indicate a problem. The link below discusses Disk Queue length.

Use Resource Monitor to monitor storage performance - TechRepublic#.

The second screen has 5,689,623 total B/s, mine is 16,703,913 B/s, so your throughput is probably limited by your disk queue length. The disk queue length scale is 5 and mine is 0.05. This number is a slight problem. Average Disk Queue Length is a better indicator than Disk Queue length.

Taking into account that utorrent.exe is one of your executables, which is commonly used for a prohibited to discuss activity. The only ways to lower this disk queue length is defragment your drive, defragment your paging file, buy a second drive to put your downloads on (this should free up your system drive disk queue length), buy drives to add RAID to your system, or get a solid state drive. See the aforementioned link for why it speeds up your system.
 

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

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Yes, I'm sure your first .jpg is OK (try .png for windows screen snapshots, the pictures are cleaner as .png is lossless). Your second .jpg starts to indicate a problem. The link below discusses Disk Queue length.

Use Resource Monitor to monitor storage performance - TechRepublic#.

The second screen has 5,689,623 total B/s, mine is 16,703,913 B/s, so your throughput is probably limited by your disk queue length. The disk queue length scale is 5 and mine is 0.05. This number is a slight problem. Average Disk Queue Length is a better indicator than Disk Queue length.

Taking into account that utorrent.exe is one of your executables, which is commonly used for a prohibited to discuss activity. The only ways to lower this disk queue length is defragment your drive, defragment your paging file, buy a second drive to put your downloads on (this should free up your system drive disk queue length), buy drives to add RAID to your system, or get a solid state drive. See the aforementioned link for why it speeds up your system.
i dont undrstood what to do , the problem can be because i did this? -
Code:
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]To do this, follow the following steps:[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]1. Go to [/FONT][/COLOR][B]Control Panel> [B]All control panel items > [B]System
2. Click on [B]Advanced system settings
3. Under performance, click on [B]settings
4. Go to [B]Advanced tab
5. Under [B]Virtual memory, click on [B]Change
6. UN-check "[B]Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" check box
7. Select your [B]windows drive (where OS is installed)
8. Click on[B] Custom size radio button
9. Set [B]Initial size equivalent to your RAM size in MB
10. Set [B]Maximum size to twice of your RAM size in MB
11. Click on [B]Set
12. Click on [B]OK thrice
13. [B]Restart your system
[/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
 

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Do Not Manually Set Virtual Memory

Yes, if your system ran better before you executed those steps. The steps following steps should not have been done.
6. UN-check "
Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" check box
7. Select your windows drive (where OS is installed)
8. Click on Custom size radio button
9. Set Initial size equivalent to your RAM size in MB
10. Set Maximum size to twice of your RAM size in MB


In particular steps for 9. and 10., RAM SIZE depend on the size of programs running, and not on the size of RAM. Did you set these sizes to 4000 and 8000? Is the automatic size of virtual memory known? Using a number slightly different than automatic size and observing the effects is better than changing the size based on the amount of RAM.

Checking "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" check box. Should return your computer to the previous state.
 
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

Johnno

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Yes, I'm sure your first .jpg is OK (try .png for windows screen snapshots, the pictures are cleaner as .png is lossless). Your second .jpg starts to indicate a problem. The link below discusses Disk Queue length.

Use Resource Monitor to monitor storage performance - TechRepublic#.

The second screen has 5,689,623 total B/s, mine is 16,703,913 B/s, so your throughput is probably limited by your disk queue length. The disk queue length scale is 5 and mine is 0.05. This number is a slight problem. Average Disk Queue Length is a better indicator than Disk Queue length.

Taking into account that utorrent.exe is one of your executables, which is commonly used for a prohibited to discuss activity. The only ways to lower this disk queue length is defragment your drive, defragment your paging file, buy a second drive to put your downloads on (this should free up your system drive disk queue length), buy drives to add RAID to your system, or get a solid state drive. See the aforementioned link for why it speeds up your system.
i dont undrstood what to do , the problem can be because i did this? -
Code:
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]To do this, follow the following steps:[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Segoe UI]1. Go to [/FONT][/COLOR][B]Control Panel> [B]All control panel items > [B]System
2. Click on [B]Advanced system settings
3. Under performance, click on [B]settings
4. Go to [B]Advanced tab
5. Under [B]Virtual memory, click on [B]Change
6. UN-check "[B]Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" check box
7. Select your [B]windows drive (where OS is installed)
8. Click on[B] Custom size radio button
9. Set [B]Initial size equivalent to your RAM size in MB
10. Set [B]Maximum size to twice of your RAM size in MB
11. Click on [B]Set
12. Click on [B]OK thrice
13. [B]Restart your system
[/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B][/B]
Re Steps 9 and 10: to save your HDD from killing itself and slowing the performance of the OS, Step 10 should be set the same size as Step 9, eg Step 9 is set to 5000mb then Step 10 should be set to 5000mb also, setting these at the same size simply stops windows increasing and decreasing the pagefile at its will, hence reducing HDD activity and slowing performance.

With the pagefile, I have always set mine to 5000mb ( Win 7 ) for Steps 9 and 10 above. Now with W8 I have this set to 10000mb for Steps 9 and 10 each, even though I have 12gig ram, this 10000mb is plenty for W8.1 Pro to operate.

Re defragmentation of your pagefile: this can not be done. Defragmenting an SSD is NOT recommended as this reduces the life of the SSD due to their limited read/write lifespan, unlike SATA and IDE drives

Also invest in a faster drive eg don't buy a 5600rpm drive when you can go for a 7200rpm drive.

SSD drives should be for bootup OS partitions C: drives only. Data and Documents should be placed on an entirely secondary HDD which doe snot have to be an SSD.
 

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    Windows Professional 8.1 with Media Player
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    Intel Core i7 975-XE 3.3G
    Memory
    12Gig

JHough

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Automatically set Virtual Memory Size and defragmenting VM

The virtual memory on my laptop is automatically managed to 3.5 GB. The laptop has 4.0GB of RAM.

The following produces a less fragmented virtual memory.
1. Optimize/defragment the drive.
2. Manually, set the virtual memory size to a higher number.

Though not recommended, virtual memory can be defragmented with the following steps.
1. Lightly load the system, by stopping extra programs.
2. Optimize or defragment the drive. This provides a less fragmented drive for the next 2 steps.
3. Reduce the maximum and initial sizes of virtual memory. (This may prevent step 4. and harm your system. I have not performed this step, on windows 8.1.)
4. Optimize or defragment the drive. This step reallocates where the fragmented virtual memory was.
5. Restore the maximum and initial sizes of virtual memory. This allocates new unfragmented virtual memory.
 

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

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The virtual memory on my laptop is automatically managed to 3.5 GB. The laptop has 4.0GB of RAM.

The following produces a less fragmented virtual memory.
1. Optimize/defragment the drive.
2. Manually, set the virtual memory size to a higher number.

Though not recommended, virtual memory can be defragmented with the following steps.
1. Lightly load the system, by stopping extra programs.
2. Optimize or defragment the drive. This provides a less fragmented drive for the next 2 steps.
3. Reduce the maximum and initial sizes of virtual memory. (This may prevent step 4. and harm your system. I have not performed this step, on windows 8.1.)
4. Optimize or defragment the drive. This step reallocates where the fragmented virtual memory was.
5. Restore the maximum and initial sizes of virtual memory. This allocates new unfragmented virtual memory.
Steps 3 to 5 are NOT defragmenting the pagefile, that is changing the size of the file completely and has absolutely nothing to do with defragmentation in anyway what-so-ever.

Changing and Defragmentation are two different things.
 

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    Windows Professional 8.1 with Media Player
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    Intel Core i7 975-XE 3.3G
    Memory
    12Gig

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The virtual memory on my laptop is automatically managed to 3.5 GB. The laptop has 4.0GB of RAM.

The following produces a less fragmented virtual memory.
1. Optimize/defragment the drive.
2. Manually, set the virtual memory size to a higher number.

Though not recommended, virtual memory can be defragmented with the following steps.
1. Lightly load the system, by stopping extra programs.
2. Optimize or defragment the drive. This provides a less fragmented drive for the next 2 steps.
3. Reduce the maximum and initial sizes of virtual memory. (This may prevent step 4. and harm your system. I have not performed this step, on windows 8.1.)
4. Optimize or defragment the drive. This step reallocates where the fragmented virtual memory was.
5. Restore the maximum and initial sizes of virtual memory. This allocates new unfragmented virtual memory.
Steps 3 to 5 are NOT defragmenting the pagefile, that is changing the size of the file completely and has absolutely nothing to do with defragmentation in anyway what-so-ever.

Changing and Defragmentation are two different things.
I agree that the page file is not directly operated on by the optimizer or defragmenter. However, the resizing of a defragmented volume produces a less fragmented page file. On earlier versions of windows, these steps have produced a much less fragmented page file.
 
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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

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#19
3 Examples for Sizing Virtual Memory or Buying RAM

The previous posts recommend sizing virtual memory with the following rules of thumb. However, one post recommends setting the Initial and Maximum sizes the same.

9. Set
Initial size equivalent to your RAM size in MB
10. Set Maximum size to twice of your RAM size in MB


On systems with different sizes of RAM, these 2 rules of thumb do not always work. Three possible systems, which have 7.5 GB of Operating System (OS) and programs running are listed in the table below:
 

Virtual

Memory

Estimates

 

RAM
Size
(GB)

Step 9.
Initial
Size
(GB)

Step 10.
Maximum
Size
(GB)

Actual
Auto
Calculated
Virtual
Memory (GB)

Estimated
Auto
Calculated
Virtual
Memory (GB)
[7.5 - RAM Size]

1

1

2

Not Available

6.5

4

4

8

3.5

3.5

8

8

16

Not Available

-0.5 or 0



The 1 GB RAM system's Step 9. and Step 10 recommendations are too small.
The 4 GB RAM system's Step 9. and Step 10 recommendations would be good.
The 8 GB RAM system's Step 9. and Step 10 recommendations would be too big.

The 4 GB RAM system has 1.5 GB free when running Explorer 11 with 4 tabs, Outlook, and Word. So, buying more RAM is not required. However, when Flight Simulator runs, the 3.5 GB of virtual memory probably gets used. So 4 more GB of RAM would run Flight Simulator faster by reducing or eliminating the use of virtual memory.

The worst performance for this 4.0 GB RAM system will occur when Flight Simulator needs to increase the virtual memory from 3.5 GB to 4.0 GB. At this point the expensive operation of allocating more virtual memory space and writing to this virtual memory space will slow down the system for a period of time.
 

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  • OS
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba C55Dt-A5106
    CPU
    Processor AMD A6-5200 APU with Radeon(TM) HD Graphics, 2 Ghz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Toshiba PSCFWU-02C031
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 8400
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Laptop and DELL E193FP
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba MQ01ABD075
    DVD Writer TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-208FB
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave 2.4 Cordless or Laptop Standard PS/2 Keyboard Enhanced
    Mouse
    Logitech M1100 Performance Laser Cordless Combo or Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Upload/Download 91/11Mbps
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Toshiba System Settings V1.1.2.32001
    BIOS Version Inside Corp., 1.60, 11/15/2013
    EC (Embedded Controller) Version 1.20
    Hardware Abstraction Layer 6.3.9600.16500

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