if u want to stop using the pagefile... just disable it or give it a small amount of hdd space - it cant use what u dont give it.
(i did read once before bout if u disable pagefile, it just runs stuff via the hdd anyway but in numerous files rather than just in pagefile.sys - hence id recommend more setting pagefile to 100mb or less)
actually i think 1 gig or 768 would be better then 512 becuase i have 448 which isnt that far away from 512 and yeaterday my computer almost crashed on me because i was working in photoshop had an IE6 browser open and was listening to windows media player. first time it ever happened very strange
theres always gonna be something in the future that needs u to have more ram... if u aint planning on upgrading the cpu for a while, u may aswell get more ram. 512mb might be enough for most ppl... but not for all
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS