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By gnet158 ·
I am running a dual boot Win98SE/W2K pc and have upgraded the RAM to 384. How big should my swap file be? I have one 30gig HD partitioned the following way. 24gig for Win98SE and 6gig for W2K. I currently have the swap file on the Win98 partition however when I goto Computer Managment it lists a different size? Now should I place the swap file on the WIN98 partition or the W2K? Thanks for you help

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by tony.colgrove In reply to Size of Swap file

By default Win2K will make the min size of the swap file 1.5x your physical RAM. That is a good recommendation for Win2K Pro, but will usually choose 2x for a server. It is also good to set you min and max to the same size, this is a little performance tweak because now the system does not have to manage the size of the pagefile, it is now always set.
To edit this setting and how to choose the location of the page file (pagefile.sys) (swap file is the Win9x term and the file is win386.swp)
Right click My computer and choose the Advanced Tab and then the Performance button. Click Change to edit the page file properties. Here you can set the size of the page file and on which drives it resides. Since you have one physical drive, just place all of it on the C partition.
Some things to keep in mind: If you want it to be able to produce a complete dump file you must have part of the pagefile (equal to your physical RAM) on the same partition as the OS. A minimal dump requires 2MBon the OS partition. If no dump file is required then the OS partition does not need an pagefile on that partition.
Dump setting are on the Advanced Tab, Startup and Shutdown button.

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by Mohammed Badran In reply to Size of Swap file

hi
all windows os allocate 4 GB for any application to use as a virtual memory that lets application allocate 2 GB for its data and resource and the os will allocate 2 GB for himself. after the app loads all its data and resource windows elliminatethese 4 GB and write the total memory that the app 'll use at the swap file *.swp (note: in the winNT & win2k os allocate 3 GB 4 himself)
so if u need to let ur os to deal directly with the memory u may need 4 GB RAM if u wanna let window do this open device manager and click advanced tab then click on performance option and change the swap size (however it's strongly unrecommended)
thanks and i hope i had help u well

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