07-06-2018 08:20 AM - edited 07-06-2018 08:23 AM
How does Storage Executive (Version: 3.55.032018.04) virtual memory graph correspond with Windows virtual memory ("No paging file") settings?
Thank you in advance!
07-06-2018 10:38 AM - edited 07-06-2018 10:45 AM
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. (your physical memory will also be using virtual addressing)
07-06-2018 11:38 AM - edited 07-06-2018 11:39 AM
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.