troubleshooting Question

Suggested Page File Settings for Specific System with SSD & 8gb RAM

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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.

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