December 13, 2008 at 4:58 pm #160024
New to this great forum, I have made an upgrade to the ram to 2gb. I read a few interesting threads about delating the paging file which I did but Adobe photoshop did not like this so I have set the paging file to 768mb min to 1536mb max although I think this my be a wrong size. ould someone please help with the correct size.
many thanks..December 13, 2008 at 5:34 pm #175627lucynethelMember
Curious as well as I google and am lost. I set mine to 0 and am hoping for best….NO idea what I am doing. With my 2 GIG RAM I now see the task manager hitting 100% a LOT! And worse, after I set page file to 0 and rebooted, I STILL see PF Usage showing 496 MB. So completely lost here. Why it shows other than 0 is beyond me.December 13, 2008 at 5:49 pm #175626TeutonJon78Participant
Usually, “they” (OS makers and many tweak sites) recommend setting the swap to 1.5x-2x your RAM size.
Some tweaker sites prefer a small one (some games and such require that there is one supposedly).
If you’re really concerned about battery life, no swap might be a way to go because it guarantees less hard drive usage, but I definitely wouldn’t go this route with less than 2 GB. A lot of people with the SSD based EEE PC go this way to save SSD life as well.December 13, 2008 at 5:56 pm #175623lozza69erMember
I run the Samsung diagnosis manager after i installed 2gb ram, and that set the page file for me.December 13, 2008 at 6:39 pm #175628lucynethelMember
Hmmm, I can’t even find the Samsung diagnosis managerDecember 13, 2008 at 7:58 pm #175631
Its Samsung magic doctor I have just ran the program and it set the paging file.
cheers.December 13, 2008 at 7:59 pm #175632
Many thanks for the pointer.
cheers.December 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm #175624FreddyMember
If you want to use the pagefile the general rule is 1.5x installed RAM. If you have 2GB (- mem for graphics) then set it to 3057-3057MB i.e fixed size, fixed size will make the harddrive work less.
Whether or not to use a pagefile if you have a lot of RAM is debated. I use the pagefile and have it set to the above.December 13, 2008 at 8:10 pm #175633
Many thanks sounds better setting it to your settings for a fixed size. I need to run Adobe PS and its will not run without the paging file so a fixed size sounds good.
PS very good website very happy I found it. My Sammy netbook is used mainly in the field on the World Rally Champioship very light to carry with all the camera kit etc. I hope it lasts the harsh conditions it going to find its self in.December 14, 2008 at 2:03 am #175625riffraffMember
PS very good website very happy I found it. My Sammy netbook is used mainly in the field on the World Rally Champioship very light to carry with all the camera kit etc.
So, we can assume you are going to post some “never before seen” pics and video, right?
Please 🙂December 14, 2008 at 7:24 am #175630soutthpawMember
I turned mine off after adding the 2GB ram. watching the Ram load meter in my disk utility I am not even using half that memory most of the time even with multiple apps running
Also did some research and it seems that if you are using the task manager to view memory activity it will say you are still using pagefile memory when its turned off.. this is because it groups Actual and virtual memory together in one graph and calls it the PF usage.. you can open the performance tab in system and see that the current allocated pagefile is 0MB while the taskman is showing PF activity..
Also found conflicting opinions on using or disabling Virtual Memory, so I guess it comes down to trying both ways and see what works… having the initial and max PF size be the same if you use it makes sense as it cuts down on windows constantly resizing the PF space on the disk.December 14, 2008 at 5:41 pm #175629Sweet-PMember
My Sammie seems to work best with no page file. I’ve always had page files on all my previous computers, but noticed that the hard drive was being accessed almost constantly. So I decided with 2 GB of ram in my Sammie to try no page file and it seems to be working nicely and the hard drives stays nice and quiet. I usually don’t run more than two applications at a time as well and don’t play games…so maybe it is an individual thing that is different for everyone.December 15, 2008 at 9:26 pm #175634
Im really taken with my little sammy nc10. Its a great wee machine that runs Fotostation pro along with Adobe PS including word and powerpoint with no problems at all. In Adobe I can open ten large pic files to edit at once with no props so the ram upgrades works just fine for me. Ive set the min and the max size the same on the paging file as a helpfull member on the forum suggested.. Anyhow many many thanks to all for the info..
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