paging file is too small??

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Best Served Cold, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. when i load up windows (xp) i get this pop before im brought my desktop says my "paging file size is too small" andit tells me how to fix it. it says i have to customize and resize it by typing in the max or initial size. but i dont know the sizes so i keep gettting this problem.
     
  2. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    Why not let XP handle the size itself? XP does a fairly good job of it. If you feel you must set them manually a general rule is initial size twice the memory and max three times. (i.e. if you have 256megs of ram, initial 512 and max 768)
     
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    Don't set the min and max to different figures. When it grows it fragments. go with 2x ram max (betwee 1 to 1.5 would be better) . If it even gets close to paging that much, you'll be grinding so slow you'll want to throw it out a window.
     
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    I remember messing with my page caching, and I was royally screwed. The computer would forget something it was doing as it was doing it.

    Were you trying to make any tweaks to XP?

    I think Neowin.net has the set numbers that are appropriate for your amount of ram.
     
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    a static size for the VM system is better...

    As far as the amount of it, usually it's 1-2 times of the amount of physical memory that you have, however if you really need to compute something big/complex that requires a large amount of RAM, then set it to however amount that will do the job, a slow result is better than no result at all.
     
  6. thanks you guys for all the info
     

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