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Old 12. Aug 2011, 09:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It should be at least equal to the amount of RAM installed though the recommended size is 1.5x RAM. The preferred way to manage paging file size is to let Windows take care of it automatically.
Agree on the 1.5x RAM part, disagree with the system managed size. Samcraw said he uses Win XP, so the page file would quite fast get fragmented if it's not of a fixed size. I think it would be better if he checked what the recommended by Windows size is, compare that to 1.5x RAM, pick which ever is higher and set min & max to that.
You will have to reboot your machine for the changes to take effect.
Reboot is required only if you change the page file to a smaller size or completely disable it.

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