Posts Tagged ‘swap file’

Setting Windows Virtual Memory: Why You Need To and What About SSDs?

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Given the amount of RAM supported by most modern PC’s, it’s easy to over look the importance of virtual memory settings …

Virtual memory is a throwback to Windows of old, when the physical memory available to a computer was severely limited.  Essentially it uses a chunk of space on your computer’s hard disk as a memory swap file.  Unfortunately, Windows has always been terrible at managing this file allowing to dynamically grow and shrink depending on what the operating system needs at the time.