Page File Usage

Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

I ended a flight which took me back to the "Create a Flight" screen, and
minimized the window so I could look at something in "My Documents". Other
than normal background programs and the "Create a Flight" screen from FS9,
my computer was at rest, but my PF usage was 558MB. FYI my RAM is 512 and
I'm running P4 1.8 machine.

Is that amount of page file usage normal? Seems like alot considering I
wasn't actually flying at the time.

Thanks,


Keith
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 10:24:09 GMT, Sailorman <keith21@msn.com> brought
    the following to our attention:

    >I ended a flight which took me back to the "Create a Flight" screen, and
    >minimized the window so I could look at something in "My Documents". Other
    >than normal background programs and the "Create a Flight" screen from FS9,
    >my computer was at rest, but my PF usage was 558MB. FYI my RAM is 512 and
    >I'm running P4 1.8 machine.
    >
    >Is that amount of page file usage normal? Seems like alot considering I
    >wasn't actually flying at the time.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >
    >Keith

    yeah sure it's normal. You could have a FIXED page file size or let
    the OS dynamically adjust the `swap' file. In the example about you'd
    have ~1GB of `virtual memory'.. the sum of physical and swap file.

    Personally i have 512MB of ECC RAM and a FIXED page file at 512MB..
    mainly so it won't fragment (as if it really matters). The system has
    never really run out of memory.. except maybe once or twice in 7 years
    during those `runaway' conditions where for instance you tell it (my
    mistake) to open ever 4MB graphic in a whole folder!!


    -Gregory
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Gregory <flightsim.maps@bkwds.comcast.net> wrote in
    news:oplf519o9pthv02resuo4qqmcvt5ithsgr@4ax.com:

    > On Sat, 09 Apr 2005 10:24:09 GMT, Sailorman <keith21@msn.com> brought
    > the following to our attention:
    >
    >>I ended a flight which took me back to the "Create a Flight" screen,
    >>and minimized the window so I could look at something in "My
    >>Documents". Other than normal background programs and the "Create a
    >>Flight" screen from FS9, my computer was at rest, but my PF usage was
    >>558MB. FYI my RAM is 512 and I'm running P4 1.8 machine.
    >>
    >>Is that amount of page file usage normal? Seems like alot considering
    >>I wasn't actually flying at the time.
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>
    >>
    >>Keith
    >
    > yeah sure it's normal. You could have a FIXED page file size or let
    > the OS dynamically adjust the `swap' file. In the example about you'd
    > have ~1GB of `virtual memory'.. the sum of physical and swap file.
    >
    > Personally i have 512MB of ECC RAM and a FIXED page file at 512MB..
    > mainly so it won't fragment (as if it really matters). The system has
    > never really run out of memory.. except maybe once or twice in 7 years
    > during those `runaway' conditions where for instance you tell it (my
    > mistake) to open ever 4MB graphic in a whole folder!!
    >
    >
    > -Gregory
    >
    >
    >

    Thanks Gregory. I appreciate your advice.

    Keith
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Yup that's normal. Actually don't be surprises to see that much PF usage if you have 1GB of RAM with FS.

    --
    ....Carl Frisk
    Anger is a brief madness.
    - Horace, 20 B.C.
    http://www.carlfrisk.com


    "Sailorman" <keith21@msn.com> wrote in message news:Xns9633412237937Keith55@65.32.5.121...
    >I ended a flight which took me back to the "Create a Flight" screen, and
    > minimized the window so I could look at something in "My Documents". Other
    > than normal background programs and the "Create a Flight" screen from FS9,
    > my computer was at rest, but my PF usage was 558MB. FYI my RAM is 512 and
    > I'm running P4 1.8 machine.
    >
    > Is that amount of page file usage normal? Seems like alot considering I
    > wasn't actually flying at the time.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    >
    > Keith
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.microsoft.flight-sim (More info?)

    Another note. When FS9 runs out of memory it just quits giving you eye candy.

    --
    ....Carl Frisk
    Anger is a brief madness.
    - Horace, 20 B.C.
    http://www.carlfrisk.com


    "Sailorman" <keith21@msn.com> wrote in message news:Xns9633412237937Keith55@65.32.5.121...
    >I ended a flight which took me back to the "Create a Flight" screen, and
    > minimized the window so I could look at something in "My Documents". Other
    > than normal background programs and the "Create a Flight" screen from FS9,
    > my computer was at rest, but my PF usage was 558MB. FYI my RAM is 512 and
    > I'm running P4 1.8 machine.
    >
    > Is that amount of page file usage normal? Seems like alot considering I
    > wasn't actually flying at the time.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    >
    > Keith
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