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carbonterry2
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August 16, 2011 - 4:04 am
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Is there a possibility of choosing the on which drive to run Virtual Memory? (XP)
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Jim Hillier
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August 16, 2011 - 6:56 am
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Absolutely!!

If you have more than one internal HDD, you can allocate the paging file (virtual memory) to any drive of your choosing. In fact, it is generally acknowledged that having the paging file on a separate drive to the operating system makes for improved performance (that is; on a separate drive, not a separate partition).

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August 16, 2011 - 11:30 am
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Could be allocated to a flash card?
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August 16, 2011 - 6:23 pm
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No, I don't believe XP supports pagefiles on removable devices.

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August 17, 2011 - 3:10 am
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Thanks Dave.
I have 2 additional internal drives. I'll allocate to one.

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August 17, 2011 - 3:47 am
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Hey CT - It's Jim mate, not Dave.

Conventional wisdom also suggests, even though the primary paging file will be on a secondary internal hard drive, it is best to still allocate [i:2a8mr11f]some[/i:2a8mr11f] space on the main (C) drive for paging file.......300MB seems to be the amount most recommend.

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August 17, 2011 - 3:52 am
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Sorry 'bout that Jim,
Thanks for the insight.

CT

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Quite alright CT....no problemo mate.

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