Forum discussion tagged with Pagefile.
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    Question Virtual Memory not creating a pagefile on the drive I select it to

    This is how my Virtual Memory allocation is setup. I have Set it and restarted my system multiple times. My issue is here: when I boot up my computer, instead of creating a pagefile on my nvme drive, it creates a 17000 mb pagefile on my D: drive, which is the slowest of all my drives. What...
  2. ekno

    Question Pagefile.sys size

    I have a pc build. The pagefile or vram after a while keeps increasing, even when I'm not doing anything on the machine. The pagefile keeps increasing till i get an error and the computer freezes or there's no functionality. It happens all the time. So i have to restart the machine when i feel...
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    [SOLVED] Installing A SATA SSD For Games/storage, is it a bad idea to set a split page file on your two SSDs/Is There Any Specific Route To Take To Format?

    I am well aware that in most scenarios setting your page file to automatic is the best way, however I just prefer to have a static set page file for my own OCD reasons and am asking these questions based on hypothetical results and would greatly appreciate any answers. I have a few questions...
  4. Bravo_4869

    [SOLVED] Windows Automatically creating page file by it's own

    Hi, I recently changed my default Pagefile location from the System Drive (C: drive) to another drive on my laptop because I was running out of storage. I set the page file on the E: drive, however everytime I reboot, windows just keeps making a "temporary paging file" because of a problem...
  5. NatanTajak

    [SOLVED] PC not booting because of RAM

    Hey everyone, I just got a new prebuilt PC, about 4 days ago. I decided to increase the ram so I went to the pagefile size, and changed it from the recommended to 16384 on my Windows C drive as I followed a tutorial which said to multiply your ram by 1024 (I have 16GB). I then set that 16384...
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    [SOLVED] Page file usage in relation to total RAM usage

    I know it's best for windows to manage your PF, but I would like to set it static anyway just because I feel more comfortable with it even though it makes no difference in performance. In general will PF be utilized more when RAM usage is 90%+, or does it not matter? What would be the...
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    [SOLVED] High disk usage and stutter in all games

    Hey guys i've been having weird issues with my new laptop. I upgraded and while im getting higher fps in gta 5 and arkham knight, i'm also getting a whole lot of stuttering. I used to be able to run these games on 4 gigs of ram and a worse gpu with no stutter at all (albeit lower fps) but now...
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    Question Random crashes

    For about 2 months now I have been getting random crashes when playing games such as warzone and battlefield 5. Once when it had crashed it come up saying it was a page file error. My available virtual memory is 11795mb. yet my friend with the exact same ram as mine has 27000mb of available...
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    [SOLVED] Is there a proper way to benchmark Pagefiles?

    This is more of a curiosity experiment than an practical attempt to substitute RAM with larger pagefiles, but I was wonder for people who are RAM limited and not able/willing to upgrade, is there a way to benchmark pagefiles to determine which local storage device is optimal for assigning a...
  10. Gecko_Pirate

    [SOLVED] Delete the pagefile from a HDD.

    Hi. I just did a HDD defragmentation and I realised that I've got 36GB eaten up by pagefile.sys on my 2nd drive (an SSD being my primary one). Is there any way I can delete that file? It's already disabled from the Virtual Memory settings, and it also can't be from disk C because the memory...
  11. DragonGunner

    Question Low Memory and Pagefile error out of the blue ?

    So I just had a terrifying moment when Windows started stuttering and Chrome started to hang, Pop up Ctrl+SHIFT+ESC and instead of being greeted by the ordinary set of tabs, I'm only shown a "LOW MEMORY" banner and a handful of processes, with only their RAM consumption shown (44% in use). By...
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    [SOLVED] Recommended pagefile for 16gb ram and SSD?

    Currently i have 16gb and my OS and programs installed on a 240gb SSD, games on the 1tb HDD, how to set up the pagefile?, disabling it on the HDD and setting it up in the SSD to 1GB MIN/2GB MAX as i readed? SSD is a PNY CS900 240GB, bought it on november 2020, in crystaldiskinfo it says the...
  13. Rathnhake

    [SOLVED] Games crashing due to Pagefile Size

    Hi everyone, i was messing around with the pagefile size due to a problem with stuttering in games, the thing is, when i set it to none, some games crash (pubg, warzone, etc) while others don't. I have 16 GB RAM so i should be able to run those games fine but apparently not, so my question is...
  14. nagz06

    [SOLVED] Moving pagefile from M.2 to SSD

    I've got a 32gb ram, may OS drive is an M.2 Samsung Evo 970 250Gb, I also got 1TB WD Green SSD for game storage. Is it better to move the pagefile from my M.2 (OS drive) to 1TB WD Green SSD? Will there be performance issues etc? Thanks!
  15. xerxesaria

    [SOLVED] Pagefile vs RAM - Is Pagefile worth it?

    I play a game (Cities Skylines) which, especially during load times, uses a huge amount of RAM, close to 14GB at times. It takes up to 5 minutes to load a new blank game. My specs are (Omen laptop): 16GB ddr4 SDRAM 2666 i7-8750H @ 220ghz 9mb cache 6 core Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 250GB SSD 1TB...
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    [SOLVED] Can I set a specific pagefile size on C and system managed on D?

    Hello, I've been wondering about something... Yesterday I noticed that my PC doesn't save memory dumps after a BSOD because I completely moved the pagefile from the SSD to my HDD.. I was wondering if setting the pagefile size on my SSD from 16MB to 1915MB and "System managed" on my HDD is a good...
  17. AleksiDj52

    Question Should i set a PageFile for 12GB of RAM?

    Hello everyone, first of all English is not my mother tongue so i hope you understand what i say. (At first you may see what i write may not make sense with my title but read it, it will make sense later on) So what happened is, the last 3 days i've been playing COD Warzone and everytime i...
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    [SOLVED] Pagefile with PCIe (NVME) and SATA SSD config

    My Google-foo couldn't turn up a definitive answer so was hoping someone had some suggestions... Hardware W10 x64 Pro / i7 7700T / 16 GB 2400Mhz SODIMM's / Primary drive (OS and most apps): Samsung 970 Pro (PCIe NVME) 500MB / Secondary drive (rarely used files): Samsung 850 EVO SATA 500MB /...
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    [SOLVED] Using a spare SSD for Pagefile, good, bad, indifferent?

    I have a spare small 117GB SSD laying around and thought about adding it to my current machine (Win10 Pro 64bit - Intel i5-4460 - 32GB - Sandisk 480GB bootdrv) to use purely as a Pagefile. Does this make any sense and will it provide any real benefits. Any tips on setup if this is a good idea...
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    [SOLVED] Games crashing because of low pagefile, how does that work?

    So, I recently was messing around with pagefile on Windows, and I noticed that my pagefile was excessively high. The recommended was 1911MB but windows set it to 6GB. My rig has 8GB of RAM on it so I didn't think it'd be a problem to set it manually to the recommended amount. After restarting my...
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    Question Entire PC hangs while writing to pagefile.

    My PC has been hanging (can't launch programs or do much of anything, but cursor still moves and such) randomly for a few weeks now. After looking into it, it's my SSD reaching 100% activity for around 30 seconds at a time. Looking at resource monitor, this happens every time my system writes to...
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    [SOLVED] 16gb RAM but page is above 6gb, Is it normal ???

    Hey Guys I have installed a 16gb ram but I noticed that My PageFile has 6912Mb. Is it normal or shall I reduce it ???. It shows the recommended RAM usage as 2937 MB. Right now, I have left it to system managed. Please help. Thank you My PC Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte A320M-S2H with Latest...
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    [SOLVED] Unplugging Speakers from outlet Crashes Vega 64 (black screen). Swapped almost everything out, no change

    I have recently built a new PC and it is great except for one major flaw... Whenever I plug in or unplug anything else from the same power strip that the PC is on, my screen goes black permanently. The audio will continue to play for about 30 seconds or so and then that crashes too. Case fans...
  24. Z

    [SOLVED] CPU Help fast

    Bought new CPU. Put in wrong bent a few pins, went to take it out to fix it. Then put the old cup back in and won’t pull up display. Please help fast
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    [SOLVED] Nvdia driver reinstall takes 3 gb

    Hey i had to reinstall my drivers from geforce experience and i am wondering how i could delete some files that i dont need so i can get some space back
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    [SOLVED] Can’t boot pc

    Hello so I built my computer a few months ago and I needed to add storage and I bought two more m.2 for the pc (I already have one in there that has windows saved on it) but when I power the computer up it doesn’t start up it goes to bios and says to boot from a device or to choose which drive...
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    Xbox 360 slim storage

    I was playing dark souls when the "choose a storage device" kept popping up so I turned it off then back on and all my memory was gone I tried to make a new profile (this is xbox 360 slim btw)and it said I "needed a drive to make one" and I didnt know what that ment soooo can ya help me?
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    Building a new PC

    Hello, first let me say I am not 100% fluent when it comes to PC work, I have picked up a lot but I usually stay away from general talks about components and the likes. With that said I would like to build a new PC, my old one is extremely dated and I could use a new one. Here would be the...
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    Max safe voltage for CPU overclock Ryzen 1700

    Hi guys I know you probably get this question a lot but I'm going to add a twist I am wanting to do a custom cooling solution using freon cooling technique if all goes well I should beable to run my CPU at subzero temperatures so I obviously wan to get higher clocks what would you guys recommend...
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    Adding 2nd processor

    I just bought a hp z800 workstation. It has the capability of 2 processors, but only came with 1. I would like to install a 2nd one. I have scoured youtube and have a pretty good idea how to do the install and how to properly re-arrange ram. My question is if I have to do anything in BIOS or...
  31. L

    Do these components fit together?

    http:// Hi, I'm trying to upgrade my pc and I wondered if these components fit and work together?
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    Was this buy a mistake?

    Hi everybody, Lon story short, in my shop at school, I bought a gt 210 so I could support multiple monitors and am going to put it in my shop computer. It's got 2 gigs of ram and some sort of athlon 64. I saw the 210 on ebay for 12 dollars and free three day shipping. I just bought it without...
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    Transfer Everything to a New User

    I changed the username on my PC a while ago. In some instance, it will display the current user name in the windows explorer bar, other times it will display the old name. From what I've gathered, this will occur unless I move to a new user profile entirely. Is there a way to transfer...
  34. R

    Is Digital Alliance 500W 80+ Bronze a good PSU?

    I'm building a new PC with AMD Ryzen 3 2200G with Motherboard A320M by Asrock and 8GB Ram. And i'm planning to put a RX 560 4GB to it. And i'm confused by the good PSU for my build. Is Digital Alliance 500W 80+ a good PSU? Or any other suggestion PSU? the price range is $40-$50, or...
  35. S

    How do I overclock my GPU?

    Ok so I recently build a gaming pc and I want to overclock my gpu for maximum performance. I’m pretty much a noob at overclocking and I’m not sure how to really do it. I have a EVGA 1060 6gb scc gpu and I want to get its full potential out of it. It is paired alongside a 8700k, 16gb of DDR4 with...
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    Using an old hard drive for a new laptop

    I recently found an old 2.5 inch Toshiba MQ01ABF050 SATA 500 GB HDD and I was wondering if I could use it as storage for files. I'm buying the Dell G7 laptop with 256 gb of SSD on it and the laptop has an empty hdd slot that fits 2.5 inch hard drives. I've noticed other people have had problems...
  37. B

    Check my ryzen 7 1700 build plz

    Hi guys, Can you check my build please before I order all the part just to make sure it all looks good. Cheers. CPU - Ryzen 7 1700 MOBO - MSI X370 gaming plus CPU cooler - Deepcool Gammax GT RAM - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - 16gb ddr4 3200MHZ Graphics card - EVGA Geforce GTX 1070 SC 8GB...
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    Motherboard cpu compatibility

    I bought a motherboard and could not find a compatible cpu so im asking the community for help here is the name of the motherboard Asus H81M-R And a Picture of the mobo http:// PS:my budget on cpu is 100$
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    What's broken? Power Supply, HDD, CPU, Motherboard... something else?

    So a couple weeks ago I was updating my video card driver and in the process of rebooting the monitor said "out of range." After a few attempted restarts I was getting no display at all. Not even the BIOS. I did a clear CMOS and I was able to see the boot up and the windows loading screen and...
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    Looking for a CPU cooler replacement for my Asus 787 PRO MB socket LGA 1150

    Looking for a CPU cooler replacement for my Asus 787 PRO MB socket LGA 1150. I do not want a cooler that is tool-less, I have bad luck WT those. BTW: can anyone tell me how to create an account on Scott Muller's hardware message board, I can't find a link to do that.