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swap file

Posted on 2004-10-29
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What is a swap file, and where is it, and how do I tell windows not to create swap file on c: partition, but rather e: partition

Can I make my computer faster...?  how?  
So far, I have taken these steps:
reset tmp and temp o.s. environment vars to point to my large partition e:, instead of my c:\ partition, which holds the os
make virtual memory large, and point to large parition e:
Remove some data from c: partition and Defrag my hard dive  (about 4 gig now freed on c: partition)

So this swap file thing is the third thing I can do...
Anything else?

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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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It's in the Performance tab of the System Control Panel (under Virtual Memory) - set the minimum and maximum values to 0 for C: - but make sure you create a pagefile on another drive.
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Looks like swap file is the same thing as virtual memory...

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Bigjohn-s earned 560 total points
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As lee indicated, set C to 0/0 after you make one on E

Make the min/max sizes the same - this way the page file won't shrink and grow, and it wont get fragmented.

Make sure that you set the min/max = 1.5x your physical RAM as a fairly optimum number.

FYIL If you don't have a page file on C, you don't get system-crash dumps.



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cwkhang earned 400 total points
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look at number five
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/supertweaks.htm (although is for xp)

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