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laugh Increasing Your Virtual Memory - 08-19-2006, 02:56 PM

This makes your computer faster by utilizing your HD space as virtual RAM. ( Takes around a gigabyte of space,when initialized. but still speeds up your computer greatly!)
I do not recommend doing this if your hard drive space is less than 20gb.

Alright, this is how you do it:


Instructions:
1. Hold down the Windows Key and press the Pause/Break button at the top right of your keyboard (another way is right-clicking your computer and clicking Properties).
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Under Performance, click Settings.
4. Then click the Advanced tab on the button that pops up.
5. Under Virtual Memory at the bottom, click Change.
6. Click the Custom Size button.
7. For the initial size (depending on your HD space), type in anywhere from 1000-1500 (although i use 4000), and for the Maximum size type in anywhere from 2000-2500 (although i use 6000).
8. Click Set, and then exit out of all of the windows.
9. Finally, restart your computer.
10. You now have a faster computer and 1-2gb of virtual RAM!


but sometimes it doesnt work ok
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08-19-2006, 03:07 PM

hehe... i kno dis...... but wont work as fast as u say man...........
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08-19-2006, 03:54 PM

yeah this thing works but it'll get ur pc in some troubles ryte?
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08-20-2006, 10:56 AM

Do no use different values for initial size and maximum size. The recommened thing to do is to have the initial value as well as the maximum value the same, where maximum value is calculated by multiplying total physical memory by 1.5. The logic here is to undo the chances of fragmenting the pagefile, when you increase it only when necessary. If it can't find free space right after the end of the existing pagefile, it will get fragmented and will suffer a performance hit.

However, if you are still running on 128MB RAM, you will need a very big pagefile.

But if you have 1.5GB or better yet, 2GB of RAM, do not use the pagefile because it will not give you the performance you would have expected by adding that extra RAM as Windows will still use the pagefile even if you have 1.5GB of RAM left without being used. It's not efficient at all.
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08-20-2006, 11:03 AM

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Do no use different values for initial size and maximum size. The recommened thing to do is to have the initial value as well as the maximum value the same, where maximum value is calculated by multiplying total physical memory by 1.5. The logic here is to undo the chances of fragmenting the pagefile, when you increase it only when necessary. If it can't find free space right after the end of the existing pagefile, it will get fragmented and will suffer a performance hit.

However, if you are still running on 128MB RAM, you will need a very big pagefile.

But if you have 1.5GB or better yet, 2GB of RAM, do not use the pagefile because it will not give you the performance you would have expected by adding that extra RAM as Windows will still use the pagefile even if you have 1.5GB of RAM left without being used. It's not efficient at all.
thanx 4 da info.. thanx alot
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08-20-2006, 12:47 PM

thanks fer d info...
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No problem.
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hi - 08-20-2006, 07:36 PM

ok thanz machoo.
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Do no use different values for initial size and maximum size. The recommened thing to do is to have the initial value as well as the maximum value the same, where maximum value is calculated by multiplying total physical memory by 1.5. The logic here is to undo the chances of fragmenting the pagefile, when you increase it only when necessary. If it can't find free space right after the end of the existing pagefile, it will get fragmented and will suffer a performance hit.

However, if you are still running on 128MB RAM, you will need a very big pagefile.

But if you have 1.5GB or better yet, 2GB of RAM, do not use the pagefile because it will not give you the performance you would have expected by adding that extra RAM as Windows will still use the pagefile even if you have 1.5GB of RAM left without being used. It's not efficient at all.

Very True!

First of all i do not recomend using custom settings, just let windows manage it.

There is another thing you must consider when using virtual memory. Normally you have more than 1 drive ne, if you are going to use custom settings for virtual memory you can split it into all the drives. That way when system is reading a file from a drive it will page in the related drive.

ex: when the system is reading a file from D: it will store in the page file in D: and when the system is reading a file from C: it will sore in the page file in C:

The logic here is same as the above, system will not have to move between sectors so far when read and write. So it will get bit faster.

But you dont see that much of a effect so no point of using that.
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08-21-2006, 11:12 PM

Why would system have to page a "file" when it is being read?

Why it is a good thing to spread the pagefile among more drives (don't, i repeat, don't spread it along partitions on the same disk - one drive should have one pagefile) is because then the paging can be improved the same way how RAID 0 improves disk read/write performance. It can then read/write pages simultaneously (well, it's not 100% simultaneously because the drives are not identical and even it they were identical, the pagefile wouldn't be residing at the same location on the disks - but you get the idea right?)

When you have pagefiles on more than one disk, paging will happen on all the pagefiles. It's not that only one pagefile is active at a given time. Both are active!!!
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