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How do i reduce the usage of PF Usage?

By alih786
Feb 12, 2008
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  1. when i CTRL-ALT-DEL - a window pops up, i go 2 performance and the PF Usage of always around 86.9, sometimes 100MB, sometimes 90.0MB. - how do i reduce the usage of that so that it comes down to about 50MB?? i ended some processess and i already have ended few services and startup, what else can i do??? and what is the PF Usage? what does it do? and whats it for?
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Perhaps you could give us a more descriptive explanation.
    Why are you pressing <CTRL><ALT><DEL> ? in lieu of more standard closures?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,369   +302

    heck, that's a great number -- I've got 43 processes and PG commit charge of 371M/1428M.

    the 86-100m is just what is being used, not have much is paged per second which is the real issue for performance.

    what's so special about 50mb? why is this your target?

    You're doing well with what you have so smile and move on (ie ignore it) :) :wave:
  4. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    The PF Usage number does not show how much of the pagefile you are using. Really, it doesn't. To get an idea of the real pagefile usage, you have to subtract the amount of your physical memory from this value.

    So unless you have less than 100MB of RAM, your pagefile is not being used in any mentionable amounts.
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