disable paging executive?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by apu95, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. apu95

    apu95 Caffeine-->Code Converter

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    is it safe to turn on this reg tweak in order to gain some performance? what are the risks i take by turning it on?

    thx!
    Apu
     
  2. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Here comes dealer... In short, I recommend leaving it off. :p It won't give you any performance gain.
     
  3. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    You might run into disk write errors.
     
  4. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Parts of system code and device drivers can be swapped out to paging file when the system needs more RAM. The system slows down when it needs that code or drivers since it must load them from the paging file. Windows stops while the required code is swapped in or out of RAM dependent on very long hard drive access times. If you have more than sufficient RAM, disabling Executive paging should improve performance.

    I now have 1GB RAM but I had no problems even with 512MB.