Optimal setting for swap file question

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  1. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Home x64
       #1

    Optimal setting for swap file question


    hi guys,

    I have 16 GB ram quite fast that i bought recently and i was wondering what's a good setting for pagefile setting.

    currently i have, custom size:

    Intial 8000 mb
    Max size 12000 mb

    and it seems to be going very well, just knocked down the comp with a heavy SEO app, using 96% of ram but the PC is still fast (using XTU as well for a stress test though) which is amazing.

    could i do better or this is pretty good? i read in many places the 1.5 x ram size rule so i would have to set custom for both fields to 24GB i guess....

    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18363.959]

    i have space on the hdd but not TONS of it as its a 256GB ssd.

    thanks!
    Gabrio
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  2. Posts : 2,755
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    I think leaving pagefile at defaults (let system manage) is okay for the majority of users.
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  3. Posts : 1,156
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v21H2
       #3

    I agree. It is better to leave the default setting alone and let Windows manage it.

    I just checked to see what Windows 10 has my pagefile sizes set to.
    Desktop1: RAM=8GB; Boot=300GB; pagefile.sys: recommended/current=1917/512MB
    Desktop2: RAM=16GB; Boot= 2000GB; pagefile.sys: recommended/current=2936/1024MB
    Laptop: RAM=7GB; Boot= 1000GB; pagefile.sys: recommended/current=1779/3328MB

    Windows manages the pagefile. Its size shrinks or grows dynamically.

    How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...page-file-size
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  4. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #4

    MisterEd said:
    I agree. It is better to leave the default setting alone and let Windows manage it.

    I just checked to see what Windows 10 has my pagefile sizes set to.
    Desktop1: RAM=8GB; Boot=300GB; pagefile.sys: recommended/current=1917/512MB
    Desktop2: RAM=16GB; Boot= 2000GB; pagefile.sys: recommended/current=2936/1024MB
    Laptop: RAM=7GB; Boot= 1000GB; pagefile.sys: recommended/current=1779/3328MB

    Windows manages the pagefile. Its size shrinks or grows dynamically.

    How to determine the appropriate page file size for 64-bit versions of Windows
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...page-file-size
    hmhmhm i read somewhere for 16GB to use 8000 / 12000

    well i want the best performance so i am not "average user", sometimes i use these SEO apps (website crawler) that can easily allocate 8gb of ram at once via java query when you crawl a 100k page website for example. so is a bit more than web surfing eh eh

    we also have a remote server in the cloud with 32gb of ram for these tasks but i also run that on my laptop.

    thanks
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  5. Posts : 2,755
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #5

    There are no performance magic tricks by tinkering with pagefiles, unless you have several drives and Windows were incorrectly putting pagefile in a slower drive or something.
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  6. Posts : 228
    Win 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    eLPuSHeR said:
    There are no performance magic tricks by tinkering with pagefiles, unless you have several drives and Windows were incorrectly putting pagefile in a slower drive or something.
    so you recommend using the option

    Automatically manage bla bla bla for all drives?

    Unlike previous versions of Win where this was key for a performance difference?
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  7. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #7

    gabgab said:

    well i want the best performance so i am not "average user",
    Conduct your own experiments using your personal basket of tasks and a stopwatch to determine the measurable difference.
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  8. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #8

    Have a read:

    The Page File (PageFile.sys) Guide for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 - Next of Windows

    If you are in the IT field long enough, you have probably already heard of this rule of thumb “page file size = RAM * 1.5 or RAM * 2“. Well, it’s no longer applied to the modern systems anymore, because:

    1. It’s an old 32-bit of world rule that makes no sense in a 64-bit world.
    2. Tthe real logic between RAM and a Page File should be like this: the more RAM you have, the less you need in the page file.
    Testing with and without pagefile:

    The Windows 7 Pagefile And Running Without One - TweakHound

    So do your own tests.
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  9. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    I'm in the leave it alone and let Windows manage it camp.
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  10. Posts : 5,097
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #10

    pparks1 said:
    I'm in the leave it alone and let Windows manage it camp.
    That's the best choice for most users.

    Personally on SSD with only 4Gb RAM I find that running with a minimum size pagefile has no effect on performance.

    Optimal setting for swap file question-administrator_-c__windows_system32_cmd.jpg

    However browser cache is moved to RAM (as recommended on SSD to save writes) and with Superfetch also disabled.

    Nobody is ever going to agree on this subject and as stated the real answer is to do your own tests and compare.
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