page file really needed

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Adrenalize, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

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    do u really need a page file with a gig of ram?
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    yes, this has been discussed many times. XP will page the contents of RAM to disk, always set the minimum page file size equal (or greater) to the amount of RAM installed.

    If you do not create a page file, XP will page anyway, you just don't see it.
     
  3. coathanger007

    coathanger007 Tomorrow Tweaking Today

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    Ask Dealer - he'll write you an entire chapter on this :)