I have just put together a new system build (Win7x64, lga 2011 i7 3930 six core, 32gb ram, Samsung 830 256GB ssd, gtx660ti).
What I am wondering is how big I should set my pagefile size. I know its generally best just to let windows manage it (which makes it usually about = to RAM), but I am a little cramped for space and I thought with so much RAM that maybe I could get away with a little smaller pagefile.sys. I am currently at about 33.5GB and would like to slim it down to 16GB. What do you think about this strategy? What about a fixxed pagefile size in general, bad idea?
I don't think I am really using much with all that RAM, do you think I'd suffer much of a hit if I moved it to a standard HD?
My recommendation would be to leave the Page file alone. You won't see any benefit from changing it, nor will leaving it alone cause any harm. However, you could run into issues if not changed properly.