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XP dedicated virtual memory partition (ntfs or fat32)?

Posted on 2004-11-26
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I would like to create a dedicated 2nd partition for virtual memory under WinXP Pro of size 2GB, should I use NTFS or FAT32?

Do I need to defrag this partition regularly?
Question by:jay28lee
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i would recommend formatting the swap file partition the same as your operating system.  i have done the same thing, except i made the partition 1.25GB.  as for defragging it regularly, the swap file is just simply one file: pagefile.sys there is really no need to defrag it.  hope this helps!

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tosh9iii earned 750 total points
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"Do I need to defrag this partition regularly?"
Not really, there are some software that degrags the virtual memory, but after you restart your computer, it basically just dumps everything.

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This is the software I was talking about:

The size of the virtual memory should be around 1.5 to 2 times the size of your RAM

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