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Topic # 81955 20-Apr-2011 15:35 Send private message

Have been playing around with virtual memory/page file settings. What I'm needing is a tool that can benchmark speed differences (if any) between the default setting that windows xp first uses and changing it to system managed.

I've setup a console and added a counter for the paging file, this shows me the % of usage, but what I really need is the performance difference. If that makes sense, so I can compare. 

I guess I could use one of the standard benchmarking utils for overall performance, but will that show any information about accessing the paging file?


 

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  Reply # 460970 20-Apr-2011 15:42 Send private message

Maybe even a benchmark util for office apps... i.e. excel / Outlook etc?

I'm testing on a corp network.

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  Reply # 460990 20-Apr-2011 16:24 Send private message

Something practical like adding more memory and/or replacing crap 5200rpm drives with decent 7200rpm hard drives like Samsung SpinPoint F1 or F2, or WD Black would make a real noticeable difference.

Examples:

4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 is less than $100
4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 is less than $80 
1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 is less than $90 
500GB Samsung SpinPoint F3 is less than $70

I don't think micro optimising the page file size with make much real world difference. 

gzt

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  Reply # 461282 21-Apr-2011 12:58 Send private message

I don't think you will see any performance difference between those two.

You can also turn paging off entirely which is an interesting benchmark and experiment in itself.

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