|11-25-2012 04:57 PM|
|Kayden||Peter, the Pagefile.sys is your Virtual Memory cache file and is best left on your SSD and set to automatic, this way windows can change the size as needed. The reason you want to keep this on your SSD is because it offers you the best read and write performance of any other HDD in your system. Pagefile.sys should never be disabled or set to anything less then 4GB, because there are some services that use this over physical memory such as your ram. The hibernate is not as critical and can be disabled, especially if your on a desktop and never hibernate your system, but on a laptop you would want to leave this enabled because it's used frequently.|
|11-25-2012 10:14 AM|
moving or altering pagefile
Apart from the fact that my English is not that good, I know very little about technical matters on my computer.
I hope that somebody will be prepared to give me some advice.
I have 16mb of ram and a ssd vertex 3 drive (120Gb)
I have set my pagefile to automatic and disabled my hiberfil.sys
What is best to do with the pagefilee, move it to a regular harddisk (how do I prceed with this?) and how should I adjust it so that I don't get problems.
Somebody advised me to set it to 2 mb?
Thanks for any given help, Peter
|05-08-2012 07:32 PM|
|Rob Williams||No probalo!|
|05-08-2012 10:56 AM|
|Kayden||I read this when it first came out and totally spaced it when I got my SSD. I scored another 13GB from my SSD, thanks for the reminder Rob!|
|06-19-2011 11:25 AM|
|DarkStarr||I always shrink and move my pagefile, I had left hibernation on but I turned it off since I got my sleep mode working.|
|06-19-2011 06:56 AM|
|Doomsday||Nice post man! This will definitely come in handy when i get the 80GB Intel SSD!!|
|06-19-2011 05:50 AM|
A gig or two should work just fine for a system like that, but the best thing to do is just try 1GB and if it doesn't give you any weirdness or crashing in your programs, great! If it does, just bump it up a bit
I've never experimented with *really* small (<512mb) page files so I don't have much input there, but for the few hundred megs you'd save compared to a gig or so it's probably not worth the trouble.
|06-19-2011 05:33 AM|
siberx, would 1GB pagefile be enough for a 8GB RAM system? Or how big would you recommend, if it just needs to be there to store logs and stuff, 10MB?
|06-18-2011 02:33 PM|
Although disabling the pagefile entirely on systems with an abundance of RAM may seem like a good idea initially, in practice (at least on Windows based systems) it's usually more problematic than is worth it. Due to Windows' architecture and software stack *expecting* a pagefile, certain operations will just fail or not work properly without any obvious error messages (a couple examples have already been mentioned here). The better solutions are not to remove it entirely, but to move it to another drive (a hard drive is fine, since it'll only see light use the slow speed is not a problem) or to set it to a scaling size with a low limit. The pagefile doesn't need to be *big*, it just needs to be *there*.
About the recommendation to disable hibernation, this is a great trick to recover some SSD space; not only are SSDs small and benefit well from the recovered space, they're so fast at bootup that normal startup/shutdown is nearly as fast as hibernate would've been anyways.
IMPORTANT NOTE THOUGH: Trying to run the powercfg command to disable hibernation on a stock Windows 7 install will give you a permission error - you need to run cmd as administrator and accept the UAC prompt (assuming you have it enabled) and then run "powercfg -h off".
|06-18-2011 08:12 AM|
I could be wrong, but I seem to recall hibernation being disabled by default in desktop Windows 7 installs.
|06-17-2011 03:44 PM|
|06-17-2011 02:18 PM|
There MIGHT be a way to relocate the hibernation file with junctions/symbolic NTFS links.
You can do it manually, but I prefer to use a utility that gives shell extension to creating these:
Incidentally this is how you have steam have games located in different places, especially for SSD drives. You probably have a couple games you'd like to load faster on the SSD but doing the entire steam install is too big for SSD.
|06-17-2011 01:46 PM|
Still, getting around that problem just means having a page file, but having it scale from 16-4096 MBs as I mentioned in the article. That way sleep mode should still work no problem, and you won't lose any GBs (it could be that the required information only takes 16MB anyway, which is why that's the minimum).
Could you have disabled it back when you first got your SSD and were "optimizing" it?
|06-17-2011 07:11 AM|
I had my pagefile turned off completely but thanks to Rob asking a few questions before posting this article, I clued in that this is likely the reason for the low memory warnings when I play games. Duh!
As for the hibernate file, I don't have one showing. I wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that I set my system to never sleep in the power options? I haven't really done any reading on hibernation since my system is either on, on with the monitor off or off all together.
|06-17-2011 03:32 AM|
Moved the pagefile to a mechanical drive and never use hibernation so disabled it - freed up 12G on my 60G Vertex 2.
Cheers for that!
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