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  1. B1gg3stN00b

    B1gg3stN00b New Member

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    Would running my page file on an SD card be better than running it on my HD?

    However if I move it to my SD card the max page file can be is 2gb, not only that but that would mean no readyboost when I'm in Vista. I'm confused as it may help or hurt me.


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    2 gb is big enough. Try it and see. Paging file tweaks don`t usually significantly change performance.
     
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    Page file will slow down your system regardless whether on a SD card or on a hard disk drive. Ideally you want page filing off completely for maximum performance.
     
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    But isn't a page file required for XP/Vista? (I dual boot each which is why I'd like to do that rather than just have an oddly formatted Readyboost card in my laptop when I go to XP.)
     
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    You can live without it except certain apps/games will crash
     
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    That's kinda the point.
     

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