View Full Version : virtual memory settings help

1st Dec 1999, 10:03 PM
hey, i see people talking about setting this,but i have a question. do ya just put 200 in there or 200mb or 200000 or what ?

1st Dec 1999, 10:56 PM
Just put "200" (without the quotes) in both Minimum and Maximum. The reboot and defrag for good measure.

1st Dec 1999, 11:35 PM
ok, thanks

2nd Dec 1999, 01:09 AM
Is there any advantage/disadvantage to using more than 200MB if you have the space? (I have always heard that your swap should be about 2x your RAM, at least for NT) For now, I have plenty of space available and was wondering if it helps or hurts performance by bumping the swap up.


2nd Dec 1999, 06:49 AM
Simpleton, NO if you set the swapfile size higher the worstest thing that can happen is that Win doesn't use it and you waste HD-space. /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif

With my 128MB Ram UT runs fine/smooth and the swapfile is almost never used (killed every background application).

More important is a defragmented hd and (if you own them) use the NU Speeddisk to get you swapfile in one piece to the first sectors of your hd (fastest zone). This will give you another speed gain. /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif

The Gravedigger
2nd Dec 1999, 07:07 AM
If only everyone had names like Simpleton, I could insult them with a smile on my face /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif

"Simpleton, you're a Simpleton!" etc.

Nope? oh well, just ignore this then.

2nd Dec 1999, 02:34 PM
Thanks for the info Berserk.[$FCE2]. I guess I should move it to the "lowest" partition, then? Meaning if I have 10 GB drive split into 5 drives, I should put it on the c: drive, right?

Gravedigger, - you just saved me some time - since you just dug your own grave. All I need to do is find out which sever you're on. /~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif