swap file

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by painbird, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. painbird

    painbird Guest

    what is it and is it safe to turn it off?



    thanks
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    In short, no...you don't want to turn it off.

    Here's a short explanation of what a pagefile/swapfile is:
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Ask perris. He has written an exellent article on the swapfile/pagefile/virtual memory.

    In short, even if you turn it off, NT os's will still use one.
     
  4. painbird

    painbird Guest

    i am using xp home. i guess for now i will leave it on. if i decide to turn it off will i gain any performance?
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    read this zip.

    I haven't worked on this in months, tell me if it's easy to follow

    thanx in advance
     

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  6. cpugeniusmv

    cpugeniusmv Computer Genius

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    if you have 2 gigs of ram, you can turn it off.

    (by no means a definitive number...in short: don't turn it off.)
     
  7. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    you can't disable the page file, short and sweet. You can think you have, but you haven't.
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Perris, btw, i loved that article. Summed up things nice and sweet. maybe you could throw it in a new thread and sticky it?
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx dreamliner

    we're going to give it a seperate page on the board.

    I do fall in love with my own writing, and I can't tell if it's well written or easy to understand...I can't give it to my usual editors to give it a going over, as they have no tech ability at all

    I can use some input on how everyone thinks it reads

    I allready spotted that I spelled "bladder" with two t's.

    anyway, all the input on how well it reads, or what is not clear enough, and mostly, where I am too verbose

    I will appreciate everyone's help

    then I'll finnish it and find a spot on the board for it.

    I have allready gotten a good nod on technical accuracy from people that were involved with "inside windows 2000"

    it's my style I'm worried about
     
  10. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I find the best way is pretty much what you've done. Put it down for a bit, then go back and edit it.