Hi, the problem I am having is unusual. I have a four year old machine with a 300Gb hard drive and 2Gb of ram I am getting high page file usage when playing online games. (BF2)
My hard drive still has two thirds available as free space and when my machine boots the PF usage in task manager is showing as 400Mb this stays the same no matter what I use the machine for unless I play online games!
I can be playing with no trouble for an Hour or so until the game slows done as if another process has started. When I then check task manager the PF usage has gone up to 1.15Gb I have tried shutting down all other running processes and disabling my virus scanner and windows defender but this event still occurs.
Windows is a Paging OS - it's not actually possible to run without a Page File, whatever the settings say. Windows uses sophisticated algorithms to decide how , when and here to swap stuff in and out of the page file - so an elementary look at it does not necessarily tell you much. How much it is used also depends a lot on how application programmers declare their memory allocations when they write the program - this can affect how much is allocated - but allocated doesn't necessarily mean actually used, either.
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