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||Posted - 04/14/2012 : 06:12:08 AM
I've got a new laptop with 8 GB of physical ram - see below the other info:
Os: Windows 7 Home Premium + Sp1 64 Bit
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, 2267 Mhz, 2 core, 4 logic processors
Physical Ram installed: 8,00 GB
Paging file: 7,86 GB
At the moment the paging file is 7,68 GB and I let it manage by the Os; but what is the best procedure for setting the paging file in such environment?
If it can be of any help, I don't use this laptop video editing, but mainly for networking lab.
Thanks in advance for your susggestions and a nice week-end.
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||Posted - 04/16/2012 : 12:38:30 PM
Hi and thanks to everybody for your help
||Posted - 04/16/2012 : 04:01:28 AM
If we're talking about servers, that will be another story alltogether.
That amout of RAM for servers will mean a pagefile will be redundant and slow you down. If the application accept it (like SQL) do not bother with a pagefile at all but put more RAM in it.
||Posted - 04/16/2012 : 03:55:56 AM
Once you get above standard desktops, then some level of tuning will be necessary, but your average desktop will have no more than 16GB of RAM right now. Thats going to give you max of 48GB of a page file, but closer to 24GB of a pagefile on a laptop with somewhere between 250GB to possiblt 2TB of disk space.
Now Servers are a bit different, and some tuning is necessary (Hyper-V Hosts with 768GB of RAM will EAT SAN storage if your not careful!) and that situation, your average Joe won't be configuring those.
Ramble....(Imaging trying to check a pagefile of a full host.....humm I wonder how much guest info would be in there?)
||Posted - 04/16/2012 : 03:42:40 AM
@Playwell: What is you let Windows sort it out and don't have 8GB, but 128GB RAM in there ;-)
That's what I based my answer on; one 'solution' that fits (mostly) all...
||Posted - 04/15/2012 : 5:11:57 PM
A small kernel dump is satisfactory for MS in most cases.
I say let Windows 7 sort it out, and don;t bother with it. Performance wise there's hardly a difference.
||Posted - 04/15/2012 : 06:14:59 AM
When a system crash occurs, a pagefile configured with a value less than the amount of RAM can result in 'gaps' in the crash dump... trust me when I say that such a dump is not fun to analyze ;-)
In most environments where more than 6GB of RAM is in the physical servers (in my case, just about every environment ;-) ) I set the pagefile to 6GB. This allows for the OS to run smoothly and when systemcrashes start to occur I simply increase the size of the pagefile to the amount of RAM.
Now, I know there are some craplications that write directly into the pagefile and bypassing the RAM entirely.
Note that this was in the XP era, don't know if it's still possible in later versions of the OS since Microsoft has made some great improvements on memory usage and allocations since XP...
So, I would suggest setting it to 6GB and test to see if any applications turn out to be craplications ;-)