1.    05 Feb 2017 #1
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    SSD upgrade and Memory compressed question


    Good Day,
    Managed to upgrade my wife's toshiba laptop to SSD. The unit has 4 Gbs of memory and when it is viewed in Task Manager is indicates the usage and some "compressed memory". I recall from the past that there is a memory setting somewhere but can no longer find it.
    Also what is the current thought on having page file on the SSD?
    Thank you
    glennc
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  2.    05 Feb 2017 #2
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    Also what is the current thought on having page file on the SSD?
    That's opening a big can of spaghetti [don't like worms]. There's any number of methods that work, most seem to go with the default settings and let Windows manage it. I like to keep in mind that some third-party programs may look for it on the same partition as the OS so I put it at a fixed 2GB then put an amount equal to the physical RAM on a second drive, not a second partition, always get a noticeable improvement.
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  3.    05 Feb 2017 #3
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    Hello Berton,
    Last week was the first time I really considered doing anything like this, searching has produced at least 5 years old videos and such with much info and settings to alter. I understand that things have changed in that time. The concern that was mentioned was about overusing the SSD causing excess wear. Always come back here to get real helpful assistance. Digging through the spaghetti as it were!! Okay and I am following your thought process but there is no second drive on the laptop. Grabbed a cheap 120 Gb Sandisk and installed it, Macrium over the hardrive and guessed at what OEM partitions I could delete to get it to fit. My wife has never had more than 35 Gb including OS. Noticeably quicker now.
    Question still about compressed memory. Don't know what it is and am looking for speed, without anymore expenditure, if possible!!?
    Thanks !
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  4.    05 Feb 2017 #4
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    Microsoft has made many changes to the virtual memory subsystem in windows to optimize for SSD's, and one doesn't really need to worry about a pagefile on an SSD anymore (this used to be the case, back in XP times, but as of Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 MS has made increasingly more tweaks to make SSD usage optimal.
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  5.    05 Feb 2017 #5
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    Generally speaking, people have large amounts of RAM these days. This usually means that the pagefile isn't hit very hard or often. The only time in the past I worried about moving the page file was on small SSD's where capacity was a real issue. I don't worry about it from a longevity standpoint of the SSD. I've worked with SSD's for many years. Owned one myself for over 7. Managed them in many, many laptops at work. They have been very reliable for me.
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  6.    05 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Microsoft has made many changes to the virtual memory subsystem in windows to optimize for SSD's, and one doesn't really need to worry about a pagefile on an SSD anymore (this used to be the case, back in XP times, but as of Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 MS has made increasingly more tweaks to make SSD usage optimal.
    Thanks Mystere, I would prefer to let it be handled automatically!
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  7.    05 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Generally speaking, people have large amounts of RAM these days. This usually means that the pagefile isn't hit very hard or often. The only time in the past I worried about moving the page file was on small SSD's where capacity was a real issue. I don't worry about it from a longevity standpoint of the SSD. I've worked with SSD's for many years. Owned one myself for over 7. Managed them in many, many laptops at work. They have been very reliable for me.
    Hello pparks1, thanks for the confirmation!
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