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Default Initial Setup of Mini9 - 05-17-2009, 12:15 PM

On My Mini9, how do I
  • confirm if my SSD is uncompressed?
  • turn off the paging file?
  • ensure write caching is turned on?
  • confirm what has been pre-installed (that is not generally needed)?
  • confirm what junk DELL adds on?
  • set system default font at Verdona 11 point size?
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Default 05-17-2009, 01:44 PM

Re: Paging File - OFF, here is an interesting excerpt from a link - stating that it is not a good idea to turn off Paging in XP.

Why then is this mod regularly recommended for when using the DM9?

"Turning off the page file will very often result in poorer performance. This is because Windows XP
uses address space in the page file to satisfy the memory requirements
of the *unused* portions of memory allocation requests. By design
Windows must identify memory addresses for all memory requests that
are issued by Windows components, device drivers, and application
programs. Normally Windows will only allocate RAM to those portions
of the requests that are actually used and will map the unused
portions to locations in the page file.

In the absence of a page file then all requested memory must be
allocated to RAM. For example, on my own system with 768 mb of RAM
right now Windows Task Manager is reporting 450 mb of PF usage.
However a check with another utility shows that there is only 124 mb
of active memory content in the page file. So that means that there
is 450 - 124 = 326 mb of memory that has been requested but never
used. "

Turn off page file in Windows XP for DAWs?


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Default 05-17-2009, 01:49 PM

Simply put, it isn't always necessary, especially on a device like this. With 2 GB of RAM, I have never had lousy performance with XP, nor out of memory errors. I have turned it off in the past on my regular laptops running Vista and only once had performance issues, due to running out of memory, due to the fact that I was using it all up in virtualization.

Do some more research, you will probably find better reasons. But, in my experience, on the netbook, it isn't necessary if you have at least 1 GB of RAM, especially if you are space limited. I do believe I have read posts here before with better explanations.


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Default 05-17-2009, 01:52 PM

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Default 05-17-2009, 02:10 PM

I would not disable the pagefile unless you had 2GB RAM and didn't run lots of high-memory use applications.


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Default 05-17-2009, 03:47 PM

I was under the impression from other threads that people were disabling the page file to regain space back on their 4G and 8G drives.


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Default 05-17-2009, 05:11 PM

Perhaps they were, but I think this is a bad idea if you do not have 2GB RAM. I would consider 16GB the smallest practical drive for a Windows install. On the other hand, disabling hibernation is a easy space saver if you are tight on space.


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Default 05-17-2009, 09:31 PM

Agreed. I would not disable paging and I do have 2G.


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