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Virtual Ram Memory ( Trying to make windows use more ram )

I have 16GB of ram and would like windows x64 to use alot more.
Is this ok ? : http://prntscr.com/ye7ij
BTW i also have a 60GB OCZ SSD if that helps with the query.
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    And why on earth would you possibly want to do this?

    Virtual memory is only if you run out of ram. You're not going to use it unless you run over 16GB. If you need more memory you buy more memory.
  2. edogawa said:
    And why on earth would you possibly want to do this?

    Virtual memory is only if you run out of ram. You're not going to use it unless you run over 16GB. If you need more memory you buy more memory.


    I want my windows to use up more ram etc etc to run smoother.
    I know i have a bit of an overkill on ram, but is there anyway i can allow windows to use more ?
  3. TheGamblerUK said:
    edogawa said:
    And why on earth would you possibly want to do this?

    Virtual memory is only if you run out of ram. You're not going to use it unless you run over 16GB. If you need more memory you buy more memory.


    I want my windows to use up more ram etc etc to run smoother.
    I know i have a bit of an overkill on ram, but is there anyway i can allow windows to use more ?


    Windows will not run smoother just because you add more ram, it won't do anything.

    You do not even need virtual memory. You will never ever use 16GB of memory unless your using a RAM disk or something very specific.

    Using all that virtual memory on such a small SSD will just take up space on your and ruin it. Disable virtual memory or set it to 1GB.


    If for some reason your using almost 16GB of memory on your PC you I've love to know what on earth your doing to use that much.
  4. edogawa said:
    TheGamblerUK said:
    edogawa said:
    And why on earth would you possibly want to do this?

    Virtual memory is only if you run out of ram. You're not going to use it unless you run over 16GB. If you need more memory you buy more memory.


    I want my windows to use up more ram etc etc to run smoother.
    I know i have a bit of an overkill on ram, but is there anyway i can allow windows to use more ?


    Windows will not run smoother just because you add more ram, it won't do anything.

    You do not even need virtual memory. You will never ever use 16GB of memory unless your using a RAM disk or something very specific.

    Using all that virtual memory on such a small SSD will just take up space on your and ruin it. Disable virtual memory or set it to 1GB.


    If for some reason your using almost 16GB of memory on your PC you I've love to know what on earth your doing to use that much.
    Haha i understand. The only time i hit 15.1GB of ram was when i was rendering in AAE.

    Also i have a question while im here. Is there any GOOD tips how i can optimize my SSD for better performance/speed ?
  5. If you need more than 16GB, get a 32gig kit.

    Here is a good thread to optimize a SSD:

    http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
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