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Page file on compressed drive...Y/N?

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grunid

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The page file is currently on a 3.2 gig ATA 100 5400 rpm W/D.

It is the only item on this drive. The drive is compressed.

Would there be any benefit if it was not compressed?
 

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L337 M33P

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It requires CPU power to compress and decompress the data. I'd say you'd get better performance with compression off, and WinXP doesn't take 3 gigs of pagefile (usually) - you can specify a max of about 1 gig.