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Anonymous
May 31, 2001 8:06:19 PM

Hi.
Can anyone tell me how to set my virtual memory up so I can get maxumum performance from my machine. I do a lot of Cad and graphics on my system. I'm running NT 4.0 SP 6A i HAVE 256 MEGS OF RAM.

This is the way I have it set up now.


VIRTUAL MEMORY

intial size = 256
max size = 256

TOTAL PAGEING FILE SIZE FOR C DRIVE
min = 2megs
recomended = 267megs
currntly allocated = 256megs


REGISTRY SIZE

current = 18 megs
max registry size =48

Thanks for the help

Regards

Joe

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June 1, 2001 2:29:17 PM

Start out with your pagefile at least 2xRAM. 512-512 in your case. If you have a second hard drive put the pagefile on the drive without the NT system files.

"Let's take the warning labels off everything and let natural selection clean the gene pool!"
Anonymous
June 1, 2001 7:31:58 PM

Yes indeed .. get the fastest harddrive your budget will allow, make this your system disk .. put a swap file of <memory size>Mb on this, and the same on the other drive.

Defragment the drives so that the paging file will occupy the outer sectors of the drive. Do not allow the kernel to page out.

UPGRADE to Win2K & CAD2000 (use SMP if possible - multiprocessing).
I'm doing a lot of 3-D modelling myself, and smp will definately make a lot of difference (not with Cad R.14 though, it's not SMP-enabled).

Also, get a good 2-D card (check Toms Hardware guides !!)

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