Windows 10: Paging files or not?
Paging files or not?
I currently have a laptop with a PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM DDR4 and an HDD mainly for games and storage. In terms of paging I have system-managed size paging files for the SSD and for both partitions of the HDD.
Would I experience any improvements in performance by not using paging files?
Thanks in advance!
Maybe, maybe not. Keep in mind that some programs may not install if they don't see Virtual Memory/paging file. Win7 actually had a written recommendation [by Microsoft] of 1.5 times the physical RAM in its Help and Support on Virtual Memory, seems most such searches [Cortana?] on Win10 go to the Internet.
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