Suggested Page File Settings for Specific System with SSD & 8gb RAM
Good Morning All -
I've got a Samsung Ultrabook Series 9 NP900X3A which I've had for about a month and love. The only thing I'd like to have different is more drive space, but they haven't released a 256GB mSata drive yet for retail purchase.
Here are the specs:
- Intel i5 1.6Ghz Proc
- 8 GB RAM (Fastest BUS will allow)
- 128GB SSD (1 large partition + 1 200mb partition that Win7 makes upon setup)
- Windows 7 x64 Pro
Currently, I have the paging file set for it to be automatically managed and uses about 8gb on the SSD. The configuration I use on all other systems with SSD is to add a large phyical drive, use the paging file on it only, and make it as big as reccomended - however - I don't have the space in this ultrabook.
I've read a lot of different articles that say different things about what to do with your paging file (with an SSD) for the best performance, but they all vary. My question is - Especially given my system specs, what is the best setting for my paging file?
Some people have even said not to use one if you have enough RAM. I usually wouldn't mess with it, but am trying to free up space and if it's recommended that I do not use one, the extra 8 gb would be great to have.
Basically it's purpose was when you exceeded your RAM capacity,it used your disk as RAM.
As a secondary function it served as a memory dump area in case of a crash.
Nether of these are very relevant or necessary anymore.
If you want to save space,I would set the swap file at maybe 2 gigs and be done with it.
It really shouldn't hurt anything.