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Another Page File Question, Page File...Or No Page File?

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Ducker

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I am running Windows XP Pro, with 512mb of ram, I have a 60 gig hard drive. Which would should give better performance, using the "windows managed page file", or not using a page file?
 

o770

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Apr 26, 2001
the swap file is just an extension to the system RAM, and slower. the problem is that several (not only a few actually) programs require it to run properly, like Photoshop that someone mentions in the other thread.
so disabling it might not be a good thing to do.


this article will help you to optimize your page file.