Sonny Bass

How much virtual memory is necessary in Windows 7?

15 Sep 2011
15 Sep 2011 | |

In Windows XP I normally allowed 1.5 times the physical RAM for page files. With 8GB of RAM in 64 bit Windows 7 I have been wondering if 12GB of virtual was useful or a waste of hard drive space. With a mechanical drive I didn’t see any harm with the space, but have been considering SSD, and that’s a lot of space if I am not benefiting from it.

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