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Goodbye Windows Swapfile

Discussion in 'Recording' started by DavidSpearritt, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. DavidSpearritt

    DavidSpearritt Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Not really the place for this, but this tip is profound. If you have plenty of RAM in your DAW, (I have 2GB), you can turn off the Windows Swapfile with confidence. This significantly improves bootup speed, general speed during operations and much less disk thrashing. Really worthwhile.

  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Distinguished Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    Someone should probably move this to the DAW forum...but that idea has been around for awhile.

    With the huge sample libraries these days, you are going to need as much ram as you can get...so get one of these:


    Basically a PCI card with a bunch of RAM on it that you can use as a ram drive.
  3. Vince Jaeger

    Vince Jaeger Guest

    For many years people have recommended disabling the page file in XP if you have a gig of ram, I do not recommend this unless you have at least 1.5gigs and preferably 2gigs...

    Doing this with 1 gig may cause instability depending on your system.

    edit: btw I just leave my pagefile @ 1.5x the amount of physical ram on my system... min/max | 1500/1500 (pretty common)

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