Create a new Swap File Partition?
Posted on 2003-03-06
I have been reading if one would "create a new disk partition used only for the OS Swap File", it would speed up the computer efficiency.
(My laptop Swap File is presently set by Windows - I have tried the MANUAL method of setting the Swap File, seemingly with no improvement in performance)
I would like to know if assigning a disk partition for the Swap File would indeed improve performance and IF it does I would like to know:
1 - How do I go about creating this partition without messing up what I already have on the computer?
2 - How do I assign the Swap File to this partition?
While I am on the subject, perhaps someone can explain something else about this (Not a question).
With a swap file on a HDD; as it is used by the computer, what happens to the information that is written to the HDD? It is either like a FIFO memory or is keeps expanding. In which case, it looks like it should be manually (?) cleaned out periodically. Comments?