No paging file!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by zbteck, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. zbteck

    zbteck MDL Member

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    How many memory I have in my system to disable the paging file in Windows 7?

    thx
     
  2. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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    i have 6GB it works without problems ;)
     
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  3. exo-dan

    exo-dan MDL Senior Member

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    I have 4gigs on mine,would that work?
     
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  4. dabits

    dabits Guest

    I have 4 GB, and put it on the second partition of the first drive ... no problems :)
     
  5. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    Why do you want to disable the pagefile?

    If you got boatloads of RAM, then Windows will use that RAM as much as possible regardless of you having a pagefile or not.
     
  6. zbteck

    zbteck MDL Member

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    I want to disable it for those who know how to earn more in performance and disk space (RAM is cheap)
     
  7. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    I have it "off" to save disk space.
     
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  8. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Some apps want the paging file regardless of how much RAM you have. Also, most apps start off demanding much more RAM than what they actually use. Then, if you have a lot of apps running, 4GB may not seem like a lot. So keep the paging file.
     
  9. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    No that is not true! That was true maybe 5 years back but now I do not know any app that requires a paging file!

    I have mine disable both since the days of XP, Vista, and now 7 with ZERO problems.

    Mind you, I only have 4 GB of RAM!
     
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  10. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    I guess the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so whatever works. But remember you can have bad programs leaking memory all the time. Also, no page file means no memory dumps will be generated on BSOD.
     
  11. othar

    othar MDL Novice

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    photoshop.... you NEED a pagefile from the first version to CS4 (didn't test it with CS5 )
     
  12. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    NEGATIVE, tested on CD 2 and CD 5, no need for a pagefile! Dunno about CS4
     
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  13. DJxSpeedy

    DJxSpeedy MDL Senior Member

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    i have no pagefile becorse i use an SSD for system (windows 7 x64)
     
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  14. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    LOL, never a bsod.....JK but I have the dumps turned off because I've never been able to decipher them.
     
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