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Postby CignaXI on Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:13 pm

How can I change the pagefile.sys to another partition? I'm using WinXP Pro.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:53 pm

My Computer->Control Panel->System->Advanced->Performance Options->Virtual Memory Settings
Click "change".

You'll help speed up the system and cut drive fragmentation by setting a fixed size for the swap file. Instead of using the 768MB-1536MB (or whatever the default is for your's), just set the min/max to the same value. I have 512MG RAM, and use a page file of 1536MB (I just used the high value of the default size range).

Works great!
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Postby pranav81 on Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:40 am

Dear CignaXI,
Hi.Normally the swap file size should be set to 2.5 times the physical memory.Also set the min/max to same to avoid excess defragmentation.
You have the option in the same window to select the drive where the pagefile.sys resides.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:57 pm

I'm not so sure the "2.5x" rule really applies any more. I'd say up to 512MG Ram, yes. Beyond that, no. With 1GB of RAM, swap file use will be rare and 2.5GB is alot of disc space to waste. With 1GB, I'd use a 1GB swap file max; with 1.5GB, 768MB; with 2GB and up 512MB.

Just my $0.02...

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Postby pranav81 on Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:23 am

Dear BurninMan921,
Hi.I too agree with you.That "rule" can be only followed to 512MB or 786MB at the max.After that it will surely result in disc space wasted.By the way I know a dude in my residential society who has 1 GB of RAM and has Windows 2000 SP4,he has disabled virtual memory and is really happy.
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Postby CignaXI on Mon Feb 02, 2004 2:29 pm

Thanks for your replies, I was left without internet service so I couln't reply earlier. I just wanted to changed it form one physical disck to another. Do to some reasons not worth mention (because the story is too long) I had to install WinXP on my WD 20GB HD and use my WD 120GBSE as a secondary HD. The performance of the computer was not too satisfactory and I wanted to change the pagefile to the 120GB HD to see if I could get any performance gain. I'll keep you inform and again thangs for your replies and extra tips!
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