Swap File Question?
I have made my swap file under win98 125mb max and min, I have seen no improvements in performace. Should there be. I was wondering how it helps over letting Win98 do it itself. I have 160mb of ram and 450mhz amdk6-2.
Ajusting the swapfile to a fixed size could speed up your pc, but in your case i doubt it will, unless you have a lot of appz open.
The way the swapfile works is that whenever you use up your physical ram it will use the swapfile to store items it thinks it won't need just now.
having this much physical memory could mean the usage of the swapfile could be like 5 to 10%, so you will not notice any increase in performance. Try messuring things out with sysmeter.
I always set my swap file to double the physical memory.
Since you got 160mb or ram win9x should be using very little swapping, so you will not notice too much of a performance change.
Another thing, if you want to make a better use of the swap file and your Hard Disk cache defragment the HD putting the swap file at the beginning of the drive as Norton Speed Disk does. This will make the search of the swap file shorter and put more pieces of it on the HD cache.
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