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awraynor

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awraynor

I have been trying Folder Sizes and Duplicate File Detective as recommended on another post.

Both have been quite good and stable products. As I was trying Folder Sizes I noticed

pagefile.sys is 15.9 GB. I have a 128GB Vertex SSD as my primary drive with 16GB of RAM if that helps. Online information varies greatly as how I should approach this.

 

Any recommendations other than leave it alone?

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I don't have the link handy, but according to pcdoc's site, if you have 16 gig of ram, you can safely turn off pagefile and indexing on the SSD.

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jmwills

Page Files usually are 1 1/2 times the amount of physical RAM. But like Diehard said, SSD's really shouldn't need it.

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timekills
Page Files usually are 1 1/2 times the amount of physical RAM. But like Diehard said, SSD's really shouldn't need it.

Not sure the old rule of thumb applies once you get past 2GB of RAM.

 

 

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awraynor

I had read a lot of conflicting information, but I put more worth in the expert opinions here.

 

Thanks again.

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jmwills

I stick with the 1.5 times as I was reading thru some event logs on one of our servers the other day (yea, I lead an exciting life). We had less than 15 gigs of free space left on the C Drive and warnings were being issued because of the 1.5 rule (server has 10 gigs of RAM)

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awraynor

My original SSD was a Vertex 2 60GB SSD. Between the pagefile.sys and hiberfil.sys they pretty much filled it up.

Reading server logs isn't boring at all, I could watch a progress bar all day long.

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I usually either turn the page file off or set it to 2-3 gigs max. Some argue you should have a page file however I have successfully without. I usually set it to 2 gigs min/max and fix it to a size. If I where you I would try without and if you see any issues, then fix the size to something small like 2-4.

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Mine is off. Seems to run just fine (I do have 16GB RAM). I used SpaceMonger to locate and delete the file. Nice to get that much space back on an SSD :(

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