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    Page file strategy

    System is multiboot with the following characteristics:

    1. 768MB of memory
    2. 3 SCSI hard drives, no IDE hard drives.
    4. C and D are on drive 1
    F, G, and H are on drive 2
    I-M are on drive 3
    5. Main OS is Win 2000 on G, but will by year's end should be replaced by a Win 2000 on J.
    6. Currently, 128MB fixed-size page file on C and 1152MB fixed-size page file on F.
    7. Main apps are:
    Office 97, 2000, 2002, heavy VBA programming mostly with Word and Excel.
    .VS .NET 2002 and 2003
    VB 6
    When available Office 2003 and Visual Studio Tools for Office

    The page file on C and the page file on F, each seem to have less than 20MB
    used most of the time, and only in odd situations have I seen use go
    above 40MB each.

    Would the following make sense?

    Make page file on C a fixed-size, say, 64MB.
    And, allow page file on F to vary in size with a minimum size of, say, 64MB.

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    Re: Page file strategy

    Howard I have 768 MB of SDRAM, two Internal 40GB Maxtor Hard Drives, One external 40 GB Maxtor, DVD-ROM and CDRW, I use Exel, Word,Publisher, and play 3D games all the time. I do not use a Page File at all, and have never had any problems.

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    Re: Page file strategy

    I would agree that for Win 2000 and Win XP, the page file is not very significant, except under unusual circumstances.
    I guess I'll change the one on C to be a fixed 64MB and the one on F to be a minimum of 64MB and see what happens.

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