Thanks Gordon for your reply!
I have 3 HDDs: 2 SATA: C: and G: and one EIDE d:. I do not have logical
partitions. MS writes that Windows uses a page file on a less busy HDD at a
time. The busyness changes over time, therefore MS recomends to spread a page
file over all phisical HDDs.
What program can assess performance with different locations of a page file?
I want to compare different locations of a page file.
> "Dima" <Dima@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Hello!
> > Setting 'System managed' page file for my d: drive (EIDE Samsung SP2514N
> > on
> > JMicron JMB363 PATA and SATA controller on my Asus P5K motherboard)
> > causes
> > explorer.exe to use about 90% of CPU after a restart for several minutes
> > and
> > in about 10 minutes intervals during 720p video playback in VLC Player for
> > several minutes.
> > RAM 6GB, CPU Intel E6750. Vista Ultimate x64.
> > I have set 'no page file' for my d: drive (EIDE Samsung SP2514N on my Asus
> > P5K motherboard) and the problem disappeared. Why does setting page file
> > for
> > my d: drive cause the high CPU usage? My d: drive is least frequently
> > used.
> > I have not changed 'System managed' for my G: drive.
> > I have set 'System managed' for my c: drive (WD5005000AACS ATA) too, and
> > the
> > problem have not reappeared.
> > Regards,
> > Dima
> You only need ONE page file for your entire system - you do NOT need one for
> each drive......and if these drives are partitions and not
> physically-separate hard disks then there's no advantage in moving the page
> file from C drive either....