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April 28, 2004 10:51:39 PM

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I have an HP notebook with a 3.2 P$ with hyerthreading technology and
witndows home sets the pagefile at custom, 1536 min, 3072 max and i have
a total of 1.5 gigs of ram. Should i leave these figures or let windows
manage the pagefile? I want the best performance. Your advise would be
greatly appreciated, thank you.

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April 28, 2004 10:51:40 PM

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See http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php


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| I have an HP notebook with a 3.2 P$ with hyerthreading
technology and
| witndows home sets the pagefile at custom, 1536 min, 3072
max and i have
| a total of 1.5 gigs of ram. Should i leave these figures
or let windows
| manage the pagefile? I want the best performance. Your
advise would be
| greatly appreciated, thank you.
|
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Anonymous
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April 29, 2004 1:48:53 AM

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me@here.com wrote:

>I have an HP notebook with a 3.2 P$ with hyerthreading technology and
>witndows home sets the pagefile at custom, 1536 min, 3072 max and i have
>a total of 1.5 gigs of ram. Should i leave these figures or let windows
>manage the pagefile? I want the best performance. Your advise would be
>greatly appreciated, thank you.

The only reasons for leaving the minimum at that high of a value would
be if:

1. You want to capture a complete memory dump (all 1.5 gb) in the
event of a System Failure error. This dump is most often totally
useless but can be invaluable to a system programmer who is actively
working to solve a specific error condition.

2. You have multiple users configured on the computer, have fast user
switching enabled, and want to switch between several users multiple
times each day.

Otherwise you are probably using up disk space for no real benefit.

If neither of these circumstances apply to you then you can probably
quite safely reduce the minimum size to something much less, such as
100 mb or so, with no adverse effects on performance.

Good luck


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