Windows 10: Finding the right page file size

Discus and support Finding the right page file size in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Lately I've been getting a ton of out of memory crashes while playing games or even running apps on my secondary SSD. I set the page file to 15000... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Kibido993, Nov 21, 2020 at 3:52 PM.

  1. Finding the right page file size


    Lately I've been getting a ton of out of memory crashes while playing games or even running apps on my secondary SSD. I set the page file to 15000 instead of letting Windows decide, and everything is working fine now, but it's a pretty random number I got from some guide. I have 16GB in dual channel, what is the correct formula to determine a good size? Every article I read has its own version. 1024 x 16 x 3? x 2? x 4? Every post I read says to let Windows decide, but that's not working for me. Thanks.

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  2. psyko12 Win User

    Page File

    Set minimum and maximum to a constant number as suggested by others, that will help reduce fragmentation on the drive coz of different page file sizing.
     
  3. Jetster Win User
    Page file size?

    Deleting it is fine, but keep in mind if you delete your page file a memory dump has no where to go and will be deleted. Not a big deal but just FYI. Really there is nothing to gain by deleting a page file. Except for the physical space. Windows set your page file the same size as your ram for a reason. So suggesting you should delete it if you have 16+ Gb ram and wont need it is inaccurate. You can also recover Data on a BSOD if you have the dump file

    "Microsoft says that, when the page file is set to a system-managed size and the computer is configured for automatic memory dumps, “Windows sets the size of the paging file large enough to ensure that a kernel memory dump can be captured most of the time.” As Microsoft points out, crash dumps are an important consideration when deciding what size the page file should be. The page file must be large enough to contain the memory data."

    http://www.howtogeek.com/196672/windows-memory-dumps-what-exactly-are-they-for/
     
  4. SaltyFish Win User

    Finding the right page file size

    Page file size?

    Certain programs require a page file to function. For example, the original Company of Heroes requires a page file larger than 768MB (I remember another game requiring a 1GB page file, but I don't recall its name). If you don't have any such programs, you can get by without a page file. Otherwise a 2GB page file should suit your needs. If you want a page file while preserving access speed and SSD life, you can pull shenanigans by putting a page file on a RAM disk.
     
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