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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 3:02:32 AM

My SSD is configured automatically to have paging file. But it uses 16384MB of paging file. Do you think it's too much and how does it affect my SSD in terms of longevity? I have Windows 8. Thanks
a b G Storage
a b * Windows 8
August 21, 2013 3:16:16 AM

with more than 4GB of ram you only really need a 512MB - 1024MB page file for compatibility with some programs.

it would also be better to move the page file off your SSD to a HDD for longevity of the SSD but with the amount of ram you have you should rarely ever be using the page file.
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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 3:24:32 AM

mauller07 said:
with more than 4GB of ram you only really need a 512MB - 1024MB page file for compatibility with some programs.

it would also be better to move the page file off your SSD to a HDD for longevity of the SSD but with the amount of ram you have you should rarely ever be using the page file.


So I disable it on my SSD right? Also, I use my 2TB HDD for my games and other stuff. How much should I put there? Thanks
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a b G Storage
a b * Windows 8
August 21, 2013 3:25:29 AM

yeah just disable it on your ssd and then move the page file with the size i mentioned to a HDD.
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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 3:34:00 AM

mauller07 said:
yeah just disable it on your ssd and then move the page file with the size i mentioned to a HDD.


When I try to disable it, It says if your page file is blah blah blah lower than 800 windows might not blah blah blah recover. What should I do?
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a b G Storage
a b * Windows 8
August 21, 2013 3:48:25 AM

make the new page file first then remove it, it is just a common warning that things might not work but you have enough ram for it to not be a problem.
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August 21, 2013 6:09:54 AM

Page 7 of the following Tom's Hardware Article - Memory Upgrade: Is It Time To Add More RAM? - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,... - describes the effects of disabling the Page File at various quantities of installed memory. Generally speaking, unless you run a particular software which requires a Page File, if you have 12GB or more memory, then a Swap File is unnecessary.

I run 16GB of memory, and an SSD without a Swap File, and have never encountered an issue.
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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 10:37:12 AM

mauller07 said:
make the new page file first then remove it, it is just a common warning that things might not work but you have enough ram for it to not be a problem.


CompuTronix said:
Page 7 of the following Tom's Hardware Article - Memory Upgrade: Is It Time To Add More RAM? - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-memory-upgrade,... - describes the effects of disabling the Page File at various quantities of installed memory. Generally speaking, unless you run a particular software which requires a Page File, if you have 12GB or more memory, then a Swap File is unnecessary.

I run 16GB of memory, and an SSD without a Swap File, and have never encountered an issue.


Ughhhh some people said leave it on, other said leave it off. Idk what to do >.<
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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 10:57:24 AM

I changed my MIN/MAX paging file to 1024MB. I don't feel disabling it haha. What do you think guys? Thanks
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August 21, 2013 10:58:20 AM

You have 16GB, so set your Page File to zero.
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a b G Storage
a b * Windows 8
August 21, 2013 11:05:38 AM

although i would agree with computronix i still come across the odd game or program that wont launch without at least a small pagefile, it wont hurt performance having it still.
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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 11:15:20 AM

mauller07 said:
although i would agree with computronix i still come across the odd game or program that wont launch without at least a small pagefile, it wont hurt performance having it still.


Before I'll do my final decision, does having paging file set to 1024 compared to it being set at 16384MB increased my SSD's longevity? If not, then I'll just disable it and set it to zero.
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August 21, 2013 11:17:46 AM

Any size Page File increases SSD / HDD activity. Tom's recently did an article on this topic. If I have time, I'll see if I can find it.
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a b G Storage
August 21, 2013 11:35:47 AM

CompuTronix said:
Any size Page File increases SSD / HDD activity. Tom's recently did an article on this topic. If I have time, I'll see if I can find it.


Thanks for both of you guys for the help. I disabled it.
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August 28, 2013 6:02:52 AM

I'm running Windows 7 x64 with 8GB RAM and no paging file for years now (disabled).

Having no pagefile is better, especially with 16GB RAM.

Just try it!
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