Monday, November 1, 2010


Adjusting Virtual Memory On Windows 7

Depending on the disk configuration, you can maximize the performance of virtual memory by storing virtual memory on a different physical hard disk from other files. For example, if a computer has a separate C: and D: drive, Windows by default uses the C: drive for virtual memory. By moving the virtual memory to the D: drive, Windows might be able to read and write files stored on the C: drive at the same time it accesses virtual memory.

Although you can achieve performance benefits by storing virtual memory on a separate hard disk, you will not see any benefits by storing virtual memory on a different volume or partition of a single hard disk. For best performance with multiple disks, configure the disks in a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) array, and store all data on that RAID array.

To configure which disk Windows stores virtual memory on, perform these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced System Settings.
  3. On the Advanced tab of the System Properties dialog box, click Settings in the Performance group.
  4. On the Advanced tab of the Performance Options dialog box, click Change.
  5. Clear the Automatically Manage Paging File Size For All Drives check box.
  6. Select the drive that you want to use to store virtual memory (also known as a paging file). Click System Managed Size, and then click OK.
  7. Select the system drive which currently has the paging file assigned to it. Click No Paging File, and then click Set. Click Yes when prompted.
  8. Click OK four times, and then click Restart Now to restart your computer.
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