Create a paging file with a maximum size of three times the amount of installed RAM



Note: Log in with Administrator rights to change the size of your computer's paging file.

  1. Quit all applications.
  2. Choose Start > Control Panel
  3. Click System and Maintenance, and then click System.
  4. In the Computer Name, Domain, and Workgroup section, click Change Settings.
  5. Click the Advanced tab, click Settings in the Performance section, and then click the Advanced tab.
  6. In the Virtual Memory section, click Change.
  7. Deselect the box for "automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  8. From the Drive list, select a hard drive that has at least three times the amount of your computer's installed RAM. For example, if your computer has 64 MB of RAM, select a hard drive that has at least 192 MB of free space. For best performance, choose a hard disk not used for the scratch disks.



    Note: To determine the amount of space available on a drive, click the drive letter. The amount of space available appears in the Paging File Size for Selected Drive section.

     
  9. In the Initial Size box in, enter a value equal to the amount of your computer's installed RAM plus 300 MB.
  10. In the Maximum Size box, enter a value equal to three times the amount of your computer's installed RAM.
  11. Click Set, and then click OK.
  12. Click OK to the message that tells you Windows restarts.
  13. Click OK in the Performance Options dialog box
  14. Click OK in the System Properties dialog box.
  15. Click Restart Now to restart Windows.

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