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New PC build

By VitalyT
Jul 9, 2013
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  1. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Trust me, Windows uses more than 4GB. Here's a thread about my work laptop.

    I won't go into too much detail... but: The swap file is used in addition to, not in replacement of, RAM. It's a feature of OS design overall and Windows is invested in it. Through personal experiences and lots of reading (I have B.I.T. too), I can tell you the swap file is a good thing.

    The general advice is that it should be twice your RAM. But with 16GB RAM, a 25GB max size should be plenty.
     
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,105   +1,522

    I currently have my pagfile disabled and only have 8GB of memory. However if you did decide to run paging with 32GB of memory, you don't have to use a pagfile 60GB in size. Set your pagefile at 8GB or maybe even 16GB and be done with it. If I was to enable paging again, I'd set my pagefile to 1GB and if Windows needs more paging space the size will be adjusted to meet the requirements. However with paging turned off, Windows will not have access to changing the size as needed.
     
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  3. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,510   +314

    Hi VitalyT, I was wondering how the Wireless Card is going? I was planning on purchasing it in our house hold for a PC upstairs and we have a Netgear R6300 which does 801.11AC, I was wondering if you've had any more luck on the driver front?
     


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