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Join Date: May 2009
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
Turn off page file in Windows XP for DAWs?
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