> > > Assuming it is the boot drive and the fastest drive, I would put windows and
> > > it's virtual memory on a reasonably large first partition on it, use another
> > > partition on the same drive for games and such and use the other drive for
> > > back-ups and other data.
> > >
> > > UncleVom
> > >
> > You theoretically don't even need a page file?
> Agreed, if you don't run out of physical memory you don't really need one.
> I really depends what you are running and how much data you are dealing with.
> With today's bloated operating systems and huge media files 1 gig. of RAM is
> pretty marginal.
> I look upon the page file more or less as a safety net, generally if you see
> that disk led thrashing you know an app has gone on a memory eating frenzy or
> you have a lot of things running concurrently and/or your box is owned by
> multiple zombie masters or you need to buy more RAM.
> IME windows can do some pretty ungraceful things if it runs out of physical
> memory and doesn't have one.
> Disk space is cheap, having virtual memory file of 2x physical doesn't cost much
> and if things go bad it can provide an cushion for recovery or troubleshooting.