I just got an extra 512 ddr for my system, bringing it up to 768mb total ram. In windows xp, the task manager shows that most of the memory is free (approx 580mb)but also says that page file (virtual memory) is at 169mb. Is there a way to disable the Virtual memory now that I have enough physical memory?
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To set the swap file size: Right click my computer, properties, advanced tab, performance options, virtual memory. Set the size of the paging file for each partition and apply. To not use a paging file, set the sizes to 0. (That is in win2k but it is probably similar to winXP.)
I believe that some programs will use the swap file no matter how much memory you have. Are you low on hard disk space?
Also, it is good practice to set the minimun swap file size equal to the maximum size. That way windows doesn't have to resize the file on the fly. It is also a good practice to have the swap file on a different drive than your windows volume.
If I were you, I would leave the min and max swap file size set to 1152mb, unless you are short on disk space. If so, you can reduce it to 512 or even 256mb.
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