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I upgraded to 512mb of memory under Windows XP. Since I have never seen any memory allocation for FS2002 higher than 293mb I tried turning off all paging to disk. FS2002 worked just fine! The other MS Office stuff also works ok. A normal mixture of WORD, EXCEL, Outlook Experess, and a web Explorer page works without paging to disk. Therefore, I no longer have any paging turned on and no problems have occured. Probably turning it on would not change anything but I have always suspected that Windows used the paging file when it was not actually required in order to preserve real mamoey.Dick


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Dick near Pittsburgh, USA

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In Windows 98/ME, you can turn off the paging file (swap file) without problems wth 512MB memory. Those systems were never designed for that much memory and unless you actually use an app (or several combined) that needs more than 512MB RAM you won't have any problems.I would not recommend it in a 2000/xp system. Those systems are much better at handling large amounts of ram, and will not use the paging file unless it's needed. The memory management works best with a swapfile, too.In XP, set the min paging file size to 0 MB, and the file will grow when it has to. This can cause fragmentation, but with 512MB ram, it shouldn't have to grow over a couple of MB so it won't be that bad. If you do that in ME/98, it will still use the swapfile before it runs out of memory unless you add ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1 in the system.ini file under [386eh] or turn off VM.


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