1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
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    Swap file size blowing to 32 gbs


    My swap file is left to be automatically managed , I know its often recommended to set it at 1.5 x size of rams but then I gave up on that trick long ago since I didn't find much benefit to it until windows latest 2017 fall update where I realized massive disk space was missing and from here to there dusting all the blahs the update left me with it was now down to this , 32 gbs swap file .

    So question is , should I just let it be (New trend adopted by Microsoft of we like to spend some gigabytes with you) or should I cap it to just 1.5 ram (8 gbs) size ?
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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
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    How much RAM do you have installed in total and how much of usable memory is from that number ? . With 8GB or more of usable RAM, only about 1GB of swap file is enough and even that much only for few programs that may depend on it.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by nIGHTmAYOR View Post
    My swap file is left to be automatically managed , I know its often recommended to set it at 1.5 x size of rams but then I gave up on that trick long ago since I didn't find much benefit to it until windows latest 2017 fall update where I realized massive disk space was missing and from here to there dusting all the blahs the update left me with it was now down to this , 32 gbs swap file .

    So question is , should I just let it be (New trend adopted by Microsoft of we like to spend some gigabytes with you) or should I cap it to just 1.5 ram (8 gbs) size ?
    Turn off pagefile, reboot, and turn back on. It should now be a sensible size.
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