Storage Executive and pagefile

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Kilobyte Kid

Storage Executive and pagefile

Hi all,

 

How does Storage Executive (Version: 3.55.032018.04) virtual memory graph correspond with Windows virtual memory ("No paging file") settings?

 

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Thank you in advance!

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: Storage Executive and pagefile

In an OS, virtual memory is physical memory + swap file.

 

The common use of the term virtual memory as solely being the swap file is technically wrong. Smiley Happy  (your physical memory will also be using virtual addressing)

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: Storage Executive and pagefile

It's a generally held view that you shouldn't set the page file to 0 btw.  The most important reason being that Windows will be unable to handle running out of RAM (due to a program having a memory leak - even if you don't do much memory intensive work)

Instead, when you set it to 0, it will tell you a minimum you can use.  Typically either 400MB or 800MB depending on your system.

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Storage Executive and pagefile

Thank you for a detailed explanation! Smiley Happy