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Pagefile size, windows 7 64bit

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July 11, 2012 3:01:23 PM

I just installed windows 7 on a new 120g SSD and I am looking to free up some space. In the process of deleting my hibernation file I came across a post of a guy who deleted his pagefile. When is it appropriate to do this? I currently have 16g of ddr3 also have a 1T HDD as a secondary drive.

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July 11, 2012 3:10:15 PM
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The pagefile can be set on a per-drive basis. You can keep the pagefile off the SSD and allow it on the HDD. It is recommended to keep a small pagefile at all times for crashdumps and other information.
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July 11, 2012 3:12:19 PM

I would configure the pagefile to be located on the 1TB drive. With 16GB of memory you computer most likely will not use it but just in case.
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July 11, 2012 3:16:40 PM

Thanks for the quick response. I just set the pagefile on the 1T HDD to 24k and removed the pagefile from the SSD.
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July 11, 2012 5:06:36 PM

With 8 or > gigs of Ram, I always set the page File min and max to the same value, 1024 mb.
This can be located on either the SSD (which I do), or set to the HDD. Unless you are pushed for space, the 1 Gig Page file on the SSD is Not much of a problem - It's that windows will set it to about 12 Gigs. So setting Min/mak both to 1024 mb will STILL save 11 gigs of space.

And Yes, You can set to zero, But there are a few programs that will bulk if page file = 0 even if not needed.
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July 11, 2012 5:12:12 PM

Been running without a pagefile for about two months now with no issue. Surfing with Chrome and IE, playing Skyrim and BF3, and opening .pdfs.

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July 11, 2012 5:14:14 PM

I have a 120ssd. I disabled hybernation and locked virtual memory at 0. The computer worked well enough but a software that my office uses did not work right. So I set the pagefile to 1gb and everything has been great. This makes my total windows install about 10gb.
July 21, 2012 2:51:19 PM

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