Let me ask something, and don't get knackered Does anybody here actually believe that for the past 3 os's, microsoft hasn't heard it all about this tweak...all about not letting it reamain dynamic...that it will cause fragmentation? Of cource they have heard about this...so I'm realizing this, and then the penny dropps. Obviously, everybody s wrong, cause they would surely make this simple adjustment, unless they felt there was a perfmance benefit to leaving the page file dynamic. So, I do a search, and sure enough, I find the following article Ed Bott's Windows Tips Tip #181: Swap File Secrets, Part 1 Windows tries its best to keep you from running out of memory. Its most useful memory-managing trick is the Windows swap file, also known as virtual memory. By default, Windows 95/98 and Windows Me create this swap file automatically and manage its size dynamically. If you find a large file called Win386.swp in your Windows folder, you've just found the swap file. (If this file is located in the root directory of your system drive, that indicates that the swap file size has been manually adjusted.) Normally, Windows creates the swap file on the same drive as the one on which Windows is installed, and it manages its size automatically, from a minimum of 0 bytes to a maximum size that uses all available space on your hard disk. If you use Windows 98 or Windows Me, these are the correct settings. Don't be fooled by bogus Windows tips recommending that you create a permanent swap file of a certain size! That advice applies only to older systems running Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. In newer Windows versions, Windows is tuned to manage the swap file efficiently. You may actually harm performance by changing the swap file settings. and then this article; Ed Bott's Windows Tips Tip #182: Swap File Secrets Part 2 In yesterday's tip, I recommended that most Windows users leave swap file settings alone. However, there is one specific set of circumstances where you may be able to improve system performance by manually adjusting swap file settings. If you have a second physical hard drive (not just a second partition on a single drive), you can improve performance by moving the swap file to a different drive from the one that contains your Windows files. To do so, open Control Panel and double-click the System icon. Click the Performance tab and click the Virtual Memory button. Choose the Let me specify my own virtual memory settings option. Finally, open the drop-down Hard drives list and choose the drive letter where you want your swap file to be located. Do not adjust the minimum and maximum sizes of the swap file, and above all, do not check the Disable virtual memory box! Click OK to save your changes, and reboot to make the new swap file settings effective. so, this long old wives tale might soon come to rest...huh?