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Paging file removed


rdwray

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My hard drive has been running continuously and I removed the page file which seems to have solved the problem and allows me to use the computer again but there is the problem with the running out of memory popup. Is there any way to solve this problem besides installing another 4gb of ram?
 

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I kind of put things in the middle and used a 4gb thumb drive and Readyboost; so far it seems to be working.
 

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Not working. I found out that I can format the thumb drive for NTFS and use the entire 16gb drive for ReadyBoost but still got the memory error. I re-enabled the paging file for system management and stopped the error. I manually lowered the size of the paging file to 21/16mb for speed and the error came back. This all leads me to believe that ReadyBoost is not working since the paging file size was never above 4gb before enabling ReadyBoost.

I also read that the computer would only handle the max memory that it was designed for and that the extra size of the thumb drive would just cause problem so I have now lowered the size of the ReadyBoost to 4gb - will get back later with the results.

EDIT: Well that didn't work either, still get error. Apparently ReadyBoost is not working as advertised and yes I have SuperFetch service set to Automatic and Running. I guess the hard drive is going to keep locking up my computer until M$ fixes the problem.
 
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Can't find the class on this: SanDisk Ultra SDCZ45-016g.
 

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I looked at the class 10 cards before and I am going to get one for trial, but I don't want to tie up the slot because of my camera. I have a 1gb, but that is not large enough for a good test.
 

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I got a 64gb SD card class 10 and it seems to be working as you said. I can watch the memory in Resource Monitor and it only changes a few megabyte. I would really be great if Windows would allow for the paging file to be on the SD. Thanks for the help.
 

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Out of memory warnings or errors are caused by the commit charge approaching the commit limit. They have nothing to do with a shortage of available RAM. The commit limit is RAM size + pagefile size - a few MB. With no pagefile it will be close to RAM size. With 4 GB RAM that may not be enough, as appears to be the case.

ReadyBoost acts essentially as a disk cache and is most effective with slow hard drives and limited RAM, generally less than 2 GB. It does not add to RAM, although some articles claim otherwise. It will do nothing for out of memory warnings.

I would question the use of an SD card for the pagefile. It may significantly shorten the life of the drive. SSDs have an efficient form of wear leveling to address this problem but many SD cards have only a simple form. Many do not have it at all.

Typically the pagefile is placed on the system drive. If this causes problems these should be addressed, not by moving the pagefile to some other drive.

Edit: Note that if the pagefile is placed on any removable media you will almost certainly get a system crash if it is removed while Windows is running. There is no safe way to remove such a drive.
 

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I would question the use of an SD card for the pagefile.
Can't be done, Windows will not allow a pagefile to be on a removable disk which is how it is seen.

I used Resource Monitor to watch the memory and for some unknown reason I saw it max out and did not get an error after setting up the SD card.

Typically the pagefile is placed on the system drive. If this causes problems these should be addressed, not by moving the pagefile to some other drive.
See my first post and if you have any contacts at MS get them to fix it, I don't know how and I cannot find anyone that does; If you do, please advise me and I will be eternally grateful.

EDIT: About the time you think you have it figured out - oops I just to the error. Apparently the popup will have to expected if the pagefile is removed and I want to use my computer, otherwise I have to sit and wait on the HD for fifteen minutes every five minutes.
 

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I found out the hardway with readyboost and here's something to watch for
Make sure the device for ready boost is enabled and running then open up task manager and look for a process that is named memory compression if that starts raising up and you look to see how much your disk usage is raising open up your device and click dont use this device ,apply and ok and see if the disk usage stops.

For the page file try 1500 min
And 5000 for the max
 

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