Make Windows Run Faster This post is part of the 17 Tips Series on How to Make Windows Run Faster.

The page file is a tool used by the Windows when you are not having sufficient space in RAM. If you optimize the page file size, then it will help you to increase the speed of Windows. The paging file sometimes is also referred to as swap file. Windows generally sets your initial swap file size at 1.5 times the amount of RAM.This size gets reduced or increased based upon the system requirements automatically.

If you ever get a message from XP saying “out of memory,” it means your swap file is too small, so you should increase it.

How to optimize Paging file to increase Windows speed


Few simple steps

  • Right-click My Computer > select Properties.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Click Settings in the Performance section.
  • Choose the Advanced tab.
  • Click change in the Virtual memory section
  • Click Custom
  • Type the initial size and the maximum size you may wish to have for the page file > Click on Set.
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