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    new programs maybe, but whats to say a currently running process cant suddenly spike?

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    Originally posted by RoD
    new programs maybe, but whats to say a currently running process cant suddenly spike?
    Spike? Listen, Do you have any idea how incredible much 512MB
    of ram is??? You aren't going to use it up in a million years.
    Offcourse it's possible to do so, But then you would just be
    fooling around with creating a new int in a for loop 100000000
    times

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    even still, i mean spike as in suddenly shooting from say 2mb to 20mb....theoretically.

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    Originally posted by RoD
    even still, i mean spike as in suddenly shooting from say 2mb to 20mb....theoretically.
    Aah, Why am i trying Memory management was implented
    already in Win95 pall.

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    settles that :P

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    Listen, Do you have any idea how incredible much 512MB
    of ram is???
    Not enough to run a decent program through a profiler/bounds checker ?
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    Originally posted by nvoigt
    Not enough to run a decent program through a profiler/bounds checker ?
    What do you mean?

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    I mean that 512 MB of RAM is not enough to work with if you do more than just homework assignments.
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    >>> if you do more than just homework assignments.

    This is the real point. The answer is it depends what you are doing, but you won't harm your machine by having a larger than necessary page file.

    Each process, (on a modern Win32 system), has a 4GB virtual address space that it can use, thus it is possible that a single app may use (4GB - Physical RAM size - System RAM use - some other minor considerations) by itself.

    If you are running simple programs, then the chances are the system may run without using a page file at all. If you are doing finite element analysis or surface flow modelling of complex three dimensional figures, you'll be eating memory like a slavering beast, and then still run out working out, in the process, that you really should be using a professional workstation and not a PC.
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