Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
If you have 2 or more hard drives in your computer you can increase performance by moving your swap file (an old operating system trick to artificially create more memory space used by Windows, also called virtual memory or page file).
In XP(Other Windows OS's are similar):
Start Button -> Control Panel -> double click System icon.
-In the System Properties Box select Advanced.
-In the Advanced tab select settings located under Performance.
-In the new box select the Advanced tab.
-In the Advanced section select change located under Virtual Memory.
-Under Drives select the drive that has have your Operating System in and choose No paging file, click on set.
-Next select any other drive and select System Managed size, click on set. Click OK,OK,OK OK to restart.
Usually the bigger the drive the faster. The faster the better.
Windows can now access the swap file on 1 drive as it accesses data on the other instead of waiting for data from 1 drive.
This tip applies if you have 2 physical hard disk drives, not 2 drives in 1 disk.
If you are a gamer get another disk and do this trick.
Posted by ed_coyle on
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