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  1.    07 May 2017 #1
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    PageFile what should it be set too??


    Hi All,

    I am trying to determine the Proper Size for my Pagefile.. I have seen numerous posts and lots of different info.. Ithink I am supposed to et it at 1.5 to 2.0 times my Ram amount..

    I was wondering what the experts had to say about this..
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  2.    07 May 2017 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLAF5150 View Post
    Hi All,

    I am trying to determine the Proper Size for my Pagefile.. I have seen numerous posts and lots of different info.. Ithink I am supposed to et it at 1.5 to 2.0 times my Ram amount..

    I was wondering what the experts had to say about this..
    How much RAM do you have?
    If you've got 8GB's or more, I'd leave it system managed.
    (Course, I'm not an expert, just throwing experience and opinion out there!)
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  3.    07 May 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLAF5150 View Post
    I am trying to determine the Proper Size for my Pagefile...
    I don't. I have it set to 'System managed size' and let Windows worry about that. Currently it thinks 4GB, same size as my RAM is sufficient.
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  4.    07 May 2017 #4
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    Make that 3 votes for "System managed size"
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  5.    07 May 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Make that 3 votes for "System managed size"
    ...four, if you count the 'How-To Geek'...

    By default, Windows automatically manages the size of this file....

    ...The old “double the size of the RAM” rule of thumb applied to computers with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to how much page file or swap space you need. It all depends on the programs you use and what they need. If you’re unsure, sticking with your operating system’s defaults is almost always a good idea.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/196238/how...-partition-be/
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  6.    07 May 2017 #6
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    OK thank you all
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  7.    07 May 2017 #7
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    Wrong, right or indifferent, here is my own take based on my own experience from XP to current:

    For the most part I totally agree that leaving Windows manage the paging file size is the best way to go.

    However, from time to time, those installations with smaller drives need to recover/free up some space and that can be done by decreasing the size of your paging file with the following caveats:

    If you have more than 8GBs of RAM, and you do not run a lot of graphics intensive programs, and you do not play hard core games that utilize shared memory, the size of the paging file can be reduced to 400MBs.

    The 400MB size is the minimum required to process crash dumps.

    In summary, The old rule of thumb (Page file size = RAM * 1.5 or RAM * 2) makes no sense in modern systems, where the logic should be: the more RAM you have, the less you need a paging file.

    Just my own opinion based on my own experience.

    Cheers,

    WOT
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  8.    07 May 2017 #8
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    Well I have 16GB of RAM and am trying to get a bit more.. I run a Game called DCS World which is a memory hog and a really graphics intense game..

    I just thought having a bigger pagefile might help with performance a bit.. Probally would just need mr RAM on my system to help a bit..

    Thank you for all the suggestions.. I have a 500GB SSD Reserverd for Pagefile so size is not a issue..
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  9.    07 May 2017 #9
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    There are complaints going back to 2008 about this program. There are threads on Steam, Reddit and others that this program has had a lot of complaints and people wanting to know best bang for the buck to run this program. Users have been asking since 2013 for a Linux version of this program, which is most likely what the writers are using to design it before rolling it out locked into Windows.

    Your Page File is not going to change anything with simulators that the CPU and GPU are running at full power and having to do more thinking ahead, especially if you have all of the graphic settings cranked up. The Page File is just storing program information as something goes from foreground to background, it does zero computing, same as the hard Drive, which is just like RAM and stores data.

    If the game is written correctly and also uses the onboard GPU card RAM, how well that card performs on handling all of the data that is being thrown at it, along with the fact that you have a i5, not a i7 or even a Xenon can make a huge difference.
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  10.    07 May 2017 #10
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    Go here and run "test my system":

    http://www.game-debate.com/games/ind...me=DCS%20world

    Looking at your game's hardware requirements, they are not too demanding:

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    I don't think you will improve anything by increasing your page file size or your ram.
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