Page file not needed for 8gb ram?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Ov3rbyte, May 9, 2011.

  1. StarvinMarvinDK

    StarvinMarvinDK Maha Guru

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    How do one create a RAM disk ?
     
  2. Mr.Bigtime

    Mr.Bigtime Ancient Guru

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    hmm this looks familiar but .... :nerd:

    That message happened with 6GB ;)

    i recommend PF OFF with 8GB..%90 u wont get any WARNING messages..and if u get, it means that program or game coded sht..like x engine.
     
  3. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    No, that's just a myth. The pagefile is almost all reads, and it isn't hardly used anyway when you have 8GB of RAM.

    Honestly, the scare over lifespan of SSD's is silly. They're going to last for years no matter if you defrag every day or whatever. Maybe the first gen had those problems, but not Sandforce like what I have.

    Actually just looking at earlier Indillix and Jmicron Intel drives, Intel says you could write 50GB a day to the drive for 5 years straight before it would burn out....

    I don't even write more than 100mb a day, probably less than that. Even with page file on. Plus that's an older drive without Garbage Collection and other enhancements since then.
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2011
  4. Svein_Skogen

    Svein_Skogen Maha Guru

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    I run 24GB ram. I still leave my pagefile enabled. 'nuff said.

    //Svein
     

  5. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Having page files does not hurt. Quite the opposite.
     
  6. Chillin

    Chillin Ancient Guru

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    Leave page file on, you will see almost no difference with it off except for greater instability. Windows 7 is very good at taking care of PF so just let it do its thing.
     

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