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NT paging algorithm

By rmitchell ·
I run several large applications concurrently on my NT workstation. One of the annoying things about NT is that when the applications are left idle (e.g. overnight) the operating sytem gradually rolls them out of main memory even though I have large (320 MB) memory and plenty of available memory, and the application windows have not been minimized. This results in long waits when I want to start using the application again. Other operating systems have a less aggressive paging algorithm, anddon't start rolling applications out of memory until available memory is at some predefined minimum. Are there any ways to curb NT's aggressive rollout behaviour ?

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by dlw6 In reply to NT paging algorithm

With that much RAM, you might try disabling paging completely.

Use the Performance Monitor (or even the Performance Tab on your Task Manager) to estimate the resource needs of your applications. Add about 32 MB for the OS and, if you're still under your RAM size, try disabling paging altogether.

This actually can improve performance on a system that gets desktop-type usage, though I wouldn't risk it on a server.

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