Pagefile good practice

Hi,
Pagefile good practice
I have a windows 7 Enterprise OS with 4 Gb of ram which detects 2.85 GB
Whats the best page file Max and Min size i can set.

Thanks
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bsharathAsked:
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eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLLConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Let Windows manage the size!. It does it with the following schema:


Minimum Page File Size  1.5 * RAM Size
Maximum Page File Size 3 * RAM Size
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Sam Simon NasserConnect With a Mentor IT Support ProfessionalCommented:
install windows 7 64 bit ,,, it detects the whole RAM even if you have more than 4 GB,,,
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Michael_MCDSTCommented:
Installing SP1 should give you a more accurate reading of the RAM
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
I need to change this from automatic to manual so need the min and max as some inbuilt applications need us to change
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fleamourianConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It is best practise to have page file reside on a seperate HDD to OS, so that read/writes do not conflict.  I could do this with XP but 7 does not seem to like it for some reason.
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xmlmagicianConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I know this is what you asked but.....i do not like pagefile as it only can slow things down etc. With the price of memory these days i tend to either buy my PC/Servers with the additional memory or add it afterwards. In the long run you will be happier, trust me on this one. By the way all the suggestions above are valid.
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Run5kConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As the very first reply mentioned, normally it is best to let Windows manage the size but if you need to set it manually for some reason, I would establish both the minimum and maximum size at a level that is 150% of the installed RAM.  In your particular scenario, that would be a 6 GB page file.
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