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High pagefile usage!



I recently noticed that my pc is consuming 15GB of pagefile or virtual memory, isnt too much? I have 16GB of ram and only around 6-9GB is used so i have plenty to spare. 


I have 8x2 ram, all SSD, no HDD

Pagefile is set to system, didnt change anything? 


But is this normal? 




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That doesn't mean it's "using" it, just that it's allocated.


Manually set it to a Hard Drive (Not solid state), probably 4GB to be safe, and forget the rest.




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Windows will also copy the ram to the page files to allow paging to be faster and allow hibernation to be much faster, don't worry about it unless there is a performance problem.

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It's just Windows cache'ing stuff to improve speed, you can force it to a smaller size if you'd like but that shouldn't really matter that much.

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is it actually affecting your performance? it's pretty normal for windows to use the pagefile a lot, especially if you havent rebooted for an extended amount of time.

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