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Max total pagefile size - docs?

By RSP ·
Could someone provide me with a link to official documentation on the maximum total size of pagefiles?

I have seen one 4GB RAM W2K server with 7GB of pagefile (a 4GB and a 3GB), but have never seen any documentation displaying how much is the maximum.

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by voldar In reply to Max total pagefile size - ...

Okay, here are some links, but you should go further and check on the net "page file size in windows 2000" and you'll have a lot of information. The usual, Microsoft says pagefilesize should be 1.5xRAM, but you can go as far as 2x or 3xRAM. I had some time ago this article, but I don't remember from where I read it. Check anyway the internet (google) and you'll find it.

http://www.computerjohn.info/windows2000/optimization.htm
http://www.techadvice.com/win2000/p/page-file_w2k.htm

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by voldar In reply to

remove any blanks from the links if any

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by RSP In reply to

The techadvice link links to Q197379, which states the maximum
page file size to be 4GB, but does not state how many pagefiles
there can be. I suspect it's 32, the maximum number of partitions
and will try it out some time.

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by TheChas In reply to Max total pagefile size - ...

The only problem with a large page file is the resulting fragmentation of other files written to the drive.

Check out the page file articles at these 2 pages.

www.aumha.org

www.bootdisks.com

If you limit the maximum size of the page file, Windows will crash if it ever needs more virtual memory than is available.

Chas

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No suitable information

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