Oh yes, don't try this with a Win98 system unless you have heavily modified 
the file caching settings to something similiar to Win2K.

>Hmmm... Well you're not going to believe this then:  I got my largest 
>performance increase ever by REDUCING the swapfile on my Win2K system to 2mb.
>That's right, 2mb.  That way windows isn't busy swapping out to memory all 
>the time, which uses up bus and CPU time.  This effectively forces windows 
>to actually use the 512mb of memory I have installed.  Applications 
>virtually fly open after they have been opened once.  Try it 
>sometime.  Now, windows will gripe that it doesn't have enough virtual 
>memory every time you restart, and claim that it is resizing the swapfile, 
>but it actually doesn't.  If you can put up with the warning every time 
>you reboot, it seems the fastest way to go to me.
>Also, if you do this you will be limited to the memory size of the 
>machine...no giant swapfile space to save you if you open 10 50mb photos 
>in your editor, but this isn't a factor in my application.
>
>Also, Brian, wouldn't you say that a 3X increase is a bit of an 
>exaggeration?  How did you determine this?  Subjectively?
>Perhaps if your memory size is big enough, windows doesn't swap out all 
>the time, causing the effect I have noted above?
>
>Frank


Frank Gilley
Dell-Star Technologies
(918) 838-1973 Phone
(918) 838-8814 Fax
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