| Citrix Blogs For more information about the new swap file in Windows 8, see: Windows 8 / Windows Server 2012: The New Swap File - Ask the Performance Team - Site Home - Tech Net Blogs The more RAM your computer has, the better your programs will generally run performance wise since Windows may not have to use virtual memory as often.

If a lack of RAM is slowing your computer, you might be tempted to increase virtual memory to compensate.

I'll try that and see if I can trigger a restart notice. Thank you, Shawn System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS 64-bit Windows 10 Pro CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz) Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme11 Memory 32 GB (8GBx4) G.

I tried with what you stated and still did not get a restart notice. If you increase it more again, does it give you a restart notice?

Shawn System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom OS 64-bit Windows 10 Pro CPU Intel i7-3930K 3.2 Ghz (O/C to 4 Ghz) Motherboard ASRock X79 Extreme11 Memory 32 GB (8GBx4) G.

You will not gain any performance by moving the page file to just another partition on the same HDD that Windows is installed on.

If you receive any type of low memory error message like below, then you need to either add more RAM or increase the size of the page file so that you can run the programs on your computer.

This will show you how to manually change the size of virtual memory if the default size is not enough for your needs, and how to change what drive is used for the paging file.

For more detailed information about the page file, see: Mark's Blog : Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory and The Pagefile Done Right!Moving data to and from the paging file frees up the RAM to complete its work.Windows manages the virtual memory size automatically by default.Virtual memory combines your computers RAM with temporary space on your hard drive.When RAM runs low, virtual memory moves data from RAM to a space called a paging file.A) If one of the listed drives (ex: C: ) is set as System Managed already, then check the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives box. (See screenshot below) If you have another internal NTFS drive listed and want to use it instead, then make sure it is as fast or faster than the drive Windows is installed on.