What is the optimum page file usage and what are these numbers?


R

Rock

Hi,

I have XP Pro and noticed the page file usage in Task Manager.

Mine at the moment is 346MB


Do these figures appear normal?


Totals
Handles 10339
Threads 445
Processes 47


Physical Memory
kernel 149572
Paged 108244
NonPaged 41300

Commit Charge
Total 354052
Limit 1735368
Peak 642296


Thanks

Rock
 
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W

Will Denny

Hi

They are all explained in the Help file.

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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K

Ken Blake, MVP

NewScience said:
MS advises 1.5MB times you installed RAM as an minimal optimal Swap
size.


Yes, but it's poor advice. The Page file acts as a substitute for RAM when
there isn't enough. So the more RAM you have, the *less* swap file you need.

Normally a starting number of 200MB or so is sufficient, but allowing it to
grow as necessary is wise.

For more information, read this article by the late MVP, Alex Nichol,
"Virtual Memory in Windows
XP," at http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.htm
 
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