Spielwurfel

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What do you guys think it's better? Choose myself the size of the page files or let Windows handle it??
I read that you can set the size of your page files to the maximium of your memory size plus 50%... I have 512 Mb of memory, so it would be 768 Mb of page files... This is set the default when my Windows is installed... But when I let Windows handle my page files, it set to 523 Mb...

What option should I use? :D
 

pscowboy

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The absolute best way to handle this is to have a second hard drive "D". After you partition and format it in Disk Management, you put your pagefile on it first thing - setting it at 768mb (fixed) yourself. Then you knock down the swap file on your "C" drive to 2mb.

This seriously cuts down fragmentation.
 

Spielwurfel

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But I can't (and do want to xD) format my PC again and can't also make 2 partitions, since I'm not the only user of this PC...
And even using the PC normally, it doesn't get too much fragmented...

I want to make the best configuration for 1 HD... :wink:
 

pscowboy

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I said nothing about formatting your pc. Just ADDING a second hd for the BEST scenario for a pagefile.

Fine, if that's something you're not comfortable with.

Just heed the moderator's advice (and mine) - set a "fixed" swapfile. Some very strong words of caution. BEFORE YOU RESET THE SWAPFILE, defrag twice.