get rid of swap file - use memory

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pc_tek

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here is another tip i discovered for people that have large amounts of memory... I only have 256, so i am not going to do it, but if you try it, let us know how it works.

For all of you with 512 MB RAM or more, here's my advice.. get rid of that swap file! You will be surprised that Windows XP will run fine without it once you have the RAM available.

If you do not feel comfortable with going without a swap file, then set it to a minimum of 50 MB. To do this, Right-click on the My Computer Icon on your desktop, then select Properties. Click Advanced, then Settings, Then Advanced.

In the section describing virtual memory, click the CHANGE button, then select NO PAGING FILE if you want no swap file.. or CUSTOM SIZE if you want to start at 50 MB.

This will not only improve system performance, but you will be amazed as to how fast your system will run.
 
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pc_tek

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cool. thanks for the warning. Like i said i had not tried it because of the recommended memory. it makes sense to have memory access though for the faster access. Just though i would share. Hopefully some brave soul will try it and report back to let us know how it works.
 

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