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« on: July 17, 2004, 01:16:39 AM »

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Operating System Version:windows 98 second edition
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hi!  How can optimize the swap file of my windows 98 second edition?
many people say's that if u optimize a swap file ur system will boost.
How can I defrag a swap file for safety precuation?
my system is Processor 75 mhz , ram 16MB , HD 540 MB, s3trio 32/64 PCI
(732/764) with 1 MB. thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2004, 06:37:53 AM »

To adjust the virtual memory swap file
In Control Panel, double-click System, click the Performance tab, and then click Virtual Memory.

To specify a different hard disk, click the Let me specify my own virtual memory settings option. Then specify the new disk in the Hard disk box. Or type values (in kilobytes) in the Minimum or Maximum box. Then click OK

If you set the maximum swap file size in the Virtual Memory dialog box to the amount of free space currently on a drive, Windows 98 assumes that it can increase the swap file beyond that size if more free disk space becomes available. If you want to impose a fixed limit on the swap file size, make sure that the limit you choose is less than the current maximum.


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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2004, 01:47:49 AM »




The key tradeoff here is virtual memory size vs. disk space. If you make the swap file too small, you may run out of memory--in fact, the problem is worse than just an "Out of Memory" error, because in some cases you may cause the system to crash or behave strangely if the amount of virtual memory is too low. If you make the swap file too large, you will be wasting disk space.

The optimal swap file size is hard to determine, because it depends to some extent on how you use your PC. I generally find that a fixed swap file size of about 50 MB is good for most uses. I would recommend that you try this amount and see how it works for you. If you use a lot of large files, have many large applications open at once, or have problems with a 50 MB swap file, try increasing the size. (I don't think you'll have any trouble, actually.)

For more info see here:
http://www.pcguide.com/opt/opt/osSwapSettings-c.html

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