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IRQ Conflict February 26, 2013 12:00 AM

Swap File
 
Anyone else run with their swap file disabled? I haven't tried this for years. But after running a certain feline themed benchmark yesterday it suggested that my > than 12GB swap file should be reduced in size.

This got me thinking, hey! I just upgraded from 4 to 8 GB's of ram so why not turn it off altogether? So far so good for me. I don't have an SSD so I figure it's the next best thing I can do to avoid disk swapping in games. I haven't tested in games yet but benchmarking seemed to work well.

BlueByte February 26, 2013 05:03 AM

I don't run with a swap file and it works well 99% of the time. Windows is nice enough to warn you when you are running out of memory though so its usually just annoying that you ran out vs catastrophic. I have 32gb in my desktop, and i do run close to capacity when i am working. Never come even close when i game.

IRQ Conflict February 26, 2013 05:14 AM

Yeah, I just game and surf with this rig. I did a bit of modded Oblivion. Still seems to hit the drive hard though. But thats the game not the OS. I guess an SSD is my only option. Get rid of this decade old tech.

enaberif February 26, 2013 05:13 PM

Swap files are always good to use. Just setup a static 2gb for just cause.

IRQ Conflict February 26, 2013 09:14 PM

Quote:

Just setup a static 2gb for just cause
I'm not sure what your saying here?

Fudd Rucker February 26, 2013 10:03 PM

I disabled mine when I upgraded to 16gb of ram. Hell even with a 4gb ramdisk (Still havent figured out exactly what im going to do with it yet) and still have 4gb to play with. Zero issues up to this point.

IRQ Conflict February 26, 2013 10:32 PM

Good to hear. So far, so good for me as well. I don't see the need for a swap file if you don't need it, well, you don't need it.

enaberif February 27, 2013 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 693154)
Good to hear. So far, so good for me as well. I don't see the need for a swap file if you don't need it, well, you don't need it.

You can tell Windows what size of swap file you want. Tell it to be a static size of 2gb.. Go look you'll see its easy and simple and you'll keep windows happy.

IRQ Conflict February 27, 2013 06:06 AM

Ah! You said 'Just Cause' I was thinking of the video game. :rofl:

I know what you mean, but if windows isn't having a problem with a disabled swap file, why bother? Isn't it's purpose to make sure it (windows) has a scratch pad when it runs out of ram?


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