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By europanorama ·
i have installed-beside 1.2 gb a second hdd 1 gb
exclusively for the swapfile on a pentium 133. it is working fine. normally i decide using fixed swapfile. in this case i have set min. to 100mb and let windows control. thats why it shows no max. size. is this the best setting of should i set 100/1000(max size of hdd) as min/max.?
i have 64 mb ram.
btw: it was very unwise if not stupid trying to install cache-cache\temp on that second drive. system crashed-i had to reinstall. i could do this combination(swapfile and cache-folder) but only on start-drive on a separate partition.

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by the-king In reply to swapfile-max.size

I've always found the best swapfile size is min/max 256MB/256MB. Depending on what you are using your PC for 100MB may be too little. Either way you should stick with using a fixed single size swapfile as it will slightly increase the performance of your PC.

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by europanorama In reply to swapfile-max.size

ok its a cheap pentium 133 for a poor customer. i have set 128/128. if i have only 64 mb ram 256/256 seem to the wrong setting,ok?

i have other pcs-i do pc-service-. sometimes i have new combinations resulting in new questions.
if my pc has 396mb ram should i still set to 256/256 or is it 1,5x396?

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by europanorama In reply to swapfile-max.size

should i really set 256/256 if i have only 64 mb ram?

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