View Full Version : Swapfile size

27-08-2010, 08:28 AM
What is the ideal size for the swapfile in XP these days. Sometimes, when I play C&C, it microfreeze and I've linked it back to the size of the swapfile. Just curious.

By the way, I found out my orchid is a Cymbidium, it has been planted properly so I now wait with abated breath on the fast and furious growth that I will see. The plant should be so glad to be out of water it should kiss me.



27-08-2010, 01:43 PM
just go 'system manged'

"How big should the page file be?

There is a great deal of myth surrounding this question. Two big fallacies are:

* The file should be a fixed size so that it does not get fragmented, with minimum and maximum set the same
* The file should be 2.5 times the size of RAM (or some other multiple)

Both are wrong in a modern, single-user system. A machine using Fast User switching is a special case,"

too much info on this website, abit of reading :-)

27-08-2010, 01:46 PM
It depends on the amount of physical RAM in the machine as much as anything. Typically for WinXP with 2GM RAM I would go with a 2GB fixed swapfile.

27-08-2010, 02:50 PM
Moved to PF1 forums.

Read the link that 1101 posted, it's long, but a decent read :)

27-08-2010, 03:20 PM
Thanks guys