Swap File Size
Posted on 2000-03-09
I have a user who is enthusiastic about performance, and wants to optimize his swap file size to make the system faster/more responsive.
The system in question is your typical "power user box" PIII400+, 256mb running NT4. The user runs apps like AutoCAD (often with many and/or very large drawings), and some accessory SQL stuff. It's connected to a mixed network <nt/novell> and all data is kept on the servers.
A goal of this station is to have it tweaked "for the quarter mile", by which I mean that this station is used more for finite intense usage periods with many large cad files and sql stuff going on at once, rather than an "email, minsweeper, and writing letters" station.
The current ideas I've listened to and bring here for your consideration are:
Make the swap file a fixed size (setting the min/max to the same value).
Make the swap file incredibly large - say... 1 or 2 gig