virtual memory

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by the mul, Feb 8, 2004.

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  1. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

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    Can someone help me, can u explain what pageing file means and what it does, it talks about this under[ virtual memory] in peformance options.


    thanks the mul
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Are u running XP?

    I don't know much about it but i found this link,

    http://www.wown.info/j_helmig/wxpvmem.htm


    Hope this helps.




    snowbound
     
  3. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

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    Yes i am running xp pro, thanks for your help snowbound.

    the mul
     
  4. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    Hi,

    This may have been already covered in the link Snowbound provided (I didn't look), but ...

    If you've been using Win a while, and are familiar with earlier versions, the "page file" is pretty much the same as what we used to call a swap file -- simply a huge file on your drive where memory contents could be saved if Win needed the physical memory for something else temporarily.

    Best,
    Mike
     
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