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Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:22:19 PM | Page File Sizes for Large RAM Workstations




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Opinion question for all:

We're starting to push workstations out with more RAM for Revit users out of necessity. Where 4GB used to be our norm, we're now using machines with 6GB, 8GB, and even 16GB where necessary. 

In the past when we've had 4GB RAM workstations it was our standard to make the pagefile exactly 4GB as well, static in size to prevent fragmentation. However, when the amount of RAM increases, do you typically raise the size of the pagefile to match, or is there a ceiling on how high you put this file at? 

Would love everyone's thoughts. Thanks!

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Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 5:28:05 PM | Page File Sizes for Large RAM Workstations




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I copied info from my System Info below. The IT guru at our office had me turn the paging file off on my machine completely, and things have been running sweetly for over a year this way. Once you get upwards of 8GB of RAM there is enough to avoid paging and not take up hard-drive space.

OS Name    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ BusinessVersion    6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001OS Manufacturer    Microsoft CorporationSystem Manufacturer    Hewlett-PackardSystem Model    HP xw4600 WorkstationSystem Type    x64-based PCProcessor    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    8.00 GBTotal Physical Memory    3.98 GBAvailable Physical Memory    3.32 GBTotal Virtual Memory    7.90 GBAvailable Virtual Memory    3.17 GBPage File Space    0 bytes

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