To Page File or not to Page File

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Alright im running xp home, with 2 hd's one 40gb 10K rpm that windows and other programs run on and another 200gb 7200 rpm drive that i store movies, music, etc. I also have 1 gb of ram. Help me decide on one of the following.

    1. Run straight Physical Memory, no page file.
    2. Use 10K rpm drive.
    3. Create partition of 10K rpm drive or other and use that.
    4. use 7200rpm drive.

    Thanks in advance. Also mostly I just do word processing, internet browsing, music, etc. Occasional games.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Anybody:confused:
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Stick the page file on the 7200 rpm disk. Creating a partition on the disk windows runs from is useless and may even slow it down. Having it on another physical disk is best.
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Ill give that a try. Thanks
     
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    i beleive this is how my home setup is as well. i dont have any 10K disks, but i have my pagefile on my secondary disk drive, rather than my primary one that windows runs off of.

    i think the benefit of it being on a different physical drive might outweigh it being on the 10K rpm drive.... i just dont know by how much (or if it'd even be noticeable).
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    With 1GB of RAM you shouldn't need it at all unless you're doing lots of graphics/video stuff. I run my machine with physical memory only and it never even all gets used. Even when I'm transcoding DVDs, it's the processor that becomes the bottleneck, not the RAM.
     

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