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By tawana.thomas ·
Is there a list recommended page file sizes for larger hard drives, i.e, 36GB hard drive?

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by mikeheitz In reply to Page File Sizes

Hi Tawana,

Check out the page below... Just go to support.microsoft.com and do a search on Page File. MS recommends in this article to multiply the amount of physical RAM by 1.5 to determine your Page File size.

Hope that is what you are looking for.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q197/3/79.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

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by tawana.thomas In reply to Page File Sizes

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by curlergirl In reply to Page File Sizes

Paging file size is independent of the size of your hard drive. The factors involved in deciding on the correct paging file size are the RAM, no. of users connected (if it's a server), and other programs that are running. The minimum recommended paging file size for NT is the RAM size plus the registry size; i.e., if you have 128MB of RAM and a 12MB registry, the minimum page file size recommended is 140MB. (This is because it ensures that you can get a full memory dump file if/when your system crashes.) From there, it just depends. If it's a workstation, the minimum is usually sufficient unless you are running some really BIG programs. If you have such a large hard drive, though, on the other hand, and have plenty of free space, have a ball - give yourself a cahuna-sized page file and have fun! Hope this helps.

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by stefan.mcintyre@mwrdgc. In reply to Page File Sizes

There isn't a list. The rule of thumb is the Pagefile size should be the system's amount of ram+11, if you've got 32meg then the Pagefile should be 43megs. Here are a couple of tips. If you're running programs that are memory hogs don't just up the Pagefile UP the memory, also, make the MIN and MAX sizes the same.

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by Aaron_Wurthmann In reply to Page File Sizes

Since there are so many different opinions on here I thought that I would offer you a simple answer. No I have not had any problems with a page file being so large. My general rule of the thumb for NT/2000 (which by the way 95 or 98 won't take as much advantage of such large pagefile) is 1.5 times the amount of RAM. Linux x 2, Solaris x 3. But you need to be careful what the user does with the machine. Remember that NT needs about 100mb free to operate so if you user burns through disk space fast because the page file is up so high, you are going to get yourself in trouble. I hope that helps.

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by pVp In reply to Page File Sizes

I have a well-running system with two page files--one on each partition, and matching the recommended size shown under My Computer->Properties->Virtual Memory.

Unfortunately both partitions are on the same physical drive--less than ideal.

One thing to watch: if you have the option set for auto reboot on crash, there must be a pagefile on the system drive that is at least the size of your RAM.

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