Windows 2000 pagefile

By davey
Mar 26, 2004
  1. Can anyone tell me what the pagefile should be max and min if i have 350 meg ram thanks
  2. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,606   +287

    Are you sure its 350mb ram?
    The closest combination of ram to get that would be 1x256, 1x32 and 1x64 giving 352mb ram, or 3x128 giving 384mb.
    Anyway, the general recommendation is 1.5 times the size of your physical ram size. So for 350 it would be 525mb. I generally setup a partition on another disk of about 1gb when using a system with 512mb of ram and use System Properties/Performance Options "Virtual Memory" change option to set this as the swap file location. Set the max to be 525mb (or whatever the 1.5 times calculation works it out to be) and then allow windows to manage its size.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    I would agree with Arris with everything EXCEPT, it is best to set the min and max to the same size to keep the pagefile from resizing and becoming fragmented. There have been many discussions on this topic in the past if you SEARCH
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    It is a good idea to defrag the drive before you manually set the pagefile & reboot.
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