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Setting 'System managed' page file for d: drive causes high CPU us

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#1
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
 

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Gordon

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"Dima" <Dima@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:8F6E54C6-6A17-49CA-8A25-1E2545698950@xxxxxx

> 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....
 

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#3
Re: Setting 'System managed' page file for d: drive causes high CP

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.
Regards,
Dima
"Gordon" wrote:

>
> "Dima" <Dima@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:8F6E54C6-6A17-49CA-8A25-1E2545698950@xxxxxx

> > 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....
>
 

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Gordon

#4
Re: Setting 'System managed' page file for d: drive causes high CP

"Dima" <Dima@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:C2058F5C-34DB-40D1-9C5C-09CF8EE332B2@xxxxxx

> 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.
Never heard that one before - can you post a link to that?
 

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#5
Re: Setting 'System managed' page file for d: drive causes high CP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314482

"Gordon" wrote:

>
> "Dima" <Dima@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:C2058F5C-34DB-40D1-9C5C-09CF8EE332B2@xxxxxx

> > 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.
>
> Never heard that one before - can you post a link to that?
>
>
>
>
 

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Gordon

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Re: Setting 'System managed' page file for d: drive causes high CP

"Dima" <Dima@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:5DD3A546-2DEC-4FF8-BFE8-B1595131C29D@xxxxxx Thanks.
i suggest then that you create a very small page file on C for the memory
dumps and create a partition on your least-utilised HDD purely dedicated to
the second, windows-managed pagefile.
(The article only mentioned TWO page files as above, not one on each
drive....)
 

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