Moving Swap file to its own partition

  exbrat67 19:00 31 Jul 2003
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Running XP with 256 RAM I am proposing to move the swap file to it's own partition. Currently the swap file+RAM is a little under 1.gig.
Question:
I believe windows allocates it's own swap file size and I thought that a partition of 2.gig would be OK, or does anyone have other suggestions

  polar_king 19:52 31 Jul 2003

putting swap file in its own partition, would have the hard drive working all the time, separate drive is an option, but I am running XP with 256 ddr, and I have disabled the swap file altogether, and it flys.

  powerless 19:57 31 Jul 2003

1 gig of a RAM?

Unless your doing some pretty heavy data shifting i doubt it would swap very often anyway.

To answer your question:

Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Settings(first one) > Advanced > Change...

  DieSse 21:56 31 Jul 2003

Putting the swap file in it's own partition may actually slow things down. A new partion will be further away from where the disk heads are most of the time - therefore to access the swap file they may have further to move - further to move means more time - thus slower.

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