View Full Version : swap/paging file do you really need it?

08-24-2002, 06:43 PM
I'm running XP pro with 1.5 GB of RAM and completly disabled the paging file. So far no problems at all. Is it wise to run XP without it?

08-25-2002, 01:21 AM
with that much ram it should be ok

08-25-2002, 01:44 AM
I tried running /w 512M & no swap and got an unusual amount of illegal errors & bsod's. I think if you're running programs in swap you have less chance of conflicts/errors, then running in pure system memory

Grinnin Reaper
08-26-2002, 07:54 AM
Just be carefull on 98 some games will not run without a swap file and I think XP is the same. Doesn't matter how much ram you have they at least need to think there is swap file.