If you are not starved for disk space, I would set the minimum and maximum size to 16 GB, so the pagefile becomes static. This should be more than enough, even when using DL all the time.
So far, not starved for disc space.
Looking at this thread -
it seems that JEShort01 keeps his paging file on his OS SSD, but he has 9 disks, or more, and they are RAIDed.
With my system, and following your disk set up recommendation, it seems i should have page file on a larger disk that's different from the OS disk.
And, set the minimum and maximum size to 16 GB in order to make the page file static, not sure what that means. And nor do i know what DL is.
I feel insecure about making changes without reading into what static paging file is. So, if anyone can refer me to sources, that would be great.
Google for 'static pagefile' and you can spend the rest of the day reading.
Where you put the paging file just doesn't make that much difference when you have 16GB (as you do), and 24GB even less so (as the user in the other thread has).
If I had your hardware, I'd put it on E: and make it static at 16GB min and 16GB max (same size Harm suggests).
I would not however spend ANY more time reading or dwelling on "static pagefile" unless you want to purely for fun.
When you have enough RAM that your applications don't need more that you have, Windows does not need or ask for much from this file. Ten years ago when RAM chips were much smaller and the cost per GB was MUCH more expensive than it is now, page file details were indeed more important than they are today.
Keep in mind Video/Animation applications use more ram now than almost any other type and there are far more memory hungry services running in the background as well. Consider the normal recommendations are for standard applications. HD material changed far more than just the need for 64Bit memory addressing.
Sorry for invading this thread - I'm completely new to this and trying to build my own setup. My question is - if your only dedicating 16gb to a 1tb hdd what are you doing with the other space on that drive? Do you ever put other information on that drive or is the drive purely for the pagefiles? If so could you get away buying a small ssd for your pagefiles and using a larger ssd for your os/programs? And then have 2 sata hdd using Raid 0 or 4 sata hdd using raid 5? And which would be the best in that scenario?
Thanks very much for your help.
I have done as you all recommend, set the C (OS, Programs) drive to none for paging file, and the E drive to 16000MB initial paging file and 16000MB maximum. (You need to select the drive for which you want to change the paging file, choose "Custom Size" , put in your desired parameters and hit the "set" button).
Did i do it right?
I did read up on paging file at lifehacker, though. Thanks for that Eric.
As for your questions nofxspam02, sorry, i dont fully understand them.
thanks again folks:)
Your Swap configuration looks correct to me.
He intends to use the E: for media cache too, which for Premiere is a way to speed things up, not store more.
Thanks very much for reaffirming me Jim.