Yup, its confusing. Mainly because your page file is based on your needs, rather than a hard fast rule stating use this amount.
Your doing ok though, with the minor caveat that Beachcoma and others have correctly pointed out in
that while your current min/max will work fine, most techs
don't like to have the min/max set to different values for a variety of reasons, one of them being defragmentation. It'll work like you have it,
and opinions vary, its just a personal observation about performance that most of us have picked up on over time.
One easy way to guestimate if you need more paging file without going thru all the gobbly gook in the first microsuck link is to boot your pc from
scratch, not hibernate, or sleep, and use your pc heavily during the course of a day, games, etc. Then look at the commit charge. IIRC, If the
is the same or close to the limit
, you may want to bump it up. Be aware thats a simplistic method.
breaks down the commit charge fairly well, so that its understandable, if you need to know
how to view it, etc. I doubt you'll ever need more than 4 gig. Unless your running a real server, or doing some very serious gaming/number crunching,
your in the right ball park. :up
So, you should be fine with the current setting, either including or ignoring the above caveat. You can "play" with the setting all you want
without hurting anything. Set the min/max both at various ranges between 2.25 - 4 gig if you wish, and find which setting works best for your needs.
You won't hurt anything but performance even if you set it to zero.
Beachcoma, its really not that different, and the standard 32 bit proceedures can be used, unless your really into tweaking, or you have real CAD - 3D
- video editing or server needs. Another thing to keep in mind is if the client or server is running the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Winblows on a 64
bit processor or not, so there can be a lot to it, depending on the circumstances. Mainly Micro just likes to make things look complicated for their
own reasons. :bnghd:
[edit on 9/21/07 by makeitso]