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  1. #1
    heni72847
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    Default Finish using physical memory

    is there a way to set window 2000 to use up all or nearly all the physical memory from RAM before using page file/virtual memory??

  2. #2
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Finish using physical memory

    Not that I know of there's not.

    How much RAM do you have?

    I have 512MB SD-RAM and Ive set Win2K to use only 5 Megs for a Swap file, no performance difference really, as it keeps the swap file at the same size if its in use or not!

    Hope this helps

    Cheers


    Chill.

  3. #3
    Terry Porritt
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    Default Re: Finish using physical memory

    This site has an interesting series of articles about memory and the page file and how to go about tweaking things.

  4. #4
    heni72847
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    Default Re: Finish using physical memory

    i've got 512MB too..
    so how do you check how much page file the system is using?

  5. #5
    Chilling_Silently
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    Default Re: Finish using physical memory

    Ctrl + **** + Esc

    Hit the performance tab :-)

  6. #6
    Iain Walmsley
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    Default Re: Finish using physical memory

    No performance decrease is just chance really. As a 32-bit operating system, windows allows each process to access up to 2GB of virtual memory. The swap file is only used when the RAM is insufficient.

    I would be interested to see what happened if you tried to edit a 1GB image file... my guess is that you will recieve the out of memory error as you only have a total of 517MB available to use.

    Iain

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