Pagefile

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by silky62678, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. silky62678

    silky62678 Guest

    I heard that if u move the pagefile to a partition that the OS is not on, u will see better performance. Is that true? and do u REALLY see a differnece in performance ?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    no.

    once your pagefile is defragmented, a separate partition on your hardrive is almost redundant, since the pagefile is a container file.

    there is (according to Microsoft), a bench markable improvement in pagefile performance if you move the pf to a faster less used hardrive, but this is definitely not going to be a practical noticeable difference to the vast majority of users

    so, if you move the pf to a faster , less used hardrive, you might see better performance, but even this best case scenario perfomance boost is not likely to be noticeable or even measureable for most users

    in most users situations, the amount of paging actually done is probably not much at all... this is almost definitely not worth the overhead for most of us
     
  3. Petros

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    I remember you telling me about that one, dealer :D
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    :) I guess everyone knew I'd be in here as soon as I saw the pagefile title of the topic.

    remind me how we know each other, so we can remeniss ...I love to reminisce
     
  5. Petros

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    Right here. You taught me some pretty good stuff. You're the Holy Crusader of the Royal Order of the Pagefile Misinformation Ministry. And stuff. By the way, as High Lord of Spelling, I must say that your second "reminisce" was correct.

    Also, I used PSP to make myself a new sig and avatar, so you probably have no visual memory of me.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    it seems I am, doesn't it.

    so few people understand what the pagefile does, that I guess I got a fetish for trying to give as many people the correct information as possible

    on most other matters, there are plenty of people with good and current information.

    when it comes to the pf, ewveryoine seems to have brought forward their dos information as if it were still true with nt.

    sad to say.

    hey...good to see you sticking around

    insert smiley here,as I'm in quick reply, and I don't want to get a smiley
     
  7. royor

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    thanks for the tip dealer, there are so many hints about the pagefile it's good to get some reasonable advice for a change!
     
  8. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    hmm dealer you maybe need to write a book about the pagefile ;)
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Heck, you might as well have your own section called "Ask Dealer." I'm sure that would turn out to be pretty informative... and entertaining. :D
     
  10. DFX

    DFX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ask Dealer... I like it!

    Does moving the pagefile make a difference when using your computer for Photoshop? Sorry if you've answered this before, but seen as you love answering questions...

    What would you recommend for someone with 1 partitioned, but hoping to get 80GB fast, hard drive, soon? I dont know if you need to know my spec or not, but
    40GB Seagate HD (partitioned ~8GB for OS, 30GB for storage)
    Athlon XP 2200
    256MB Crucial PC2700 Ram
     
  11. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I don't have photo shop.

    were gonna have to get the anser from someone that does

    also try the photo shop forum boards