System RAM and Pagefile Settings


System Memory


Standalone system requirements are a function of the performance desired. Virtual memory swapping will substantially diminish performance. Performance will improve with the addition of more memory. Also note that additional RAM is required as the number of users increases.


RAM = Performance


Insufficient RAM = Insufficient Performance


Adding the maximizing amount of RAM that your serverís motherboard can have, will have the greatest impact on server system performance.


RAM Requirements






Pegasus recommends that the Windows Operating System Pagefile size be set using the following formula:


2 x Installed RAM


Example: System using the recommended 2048 MB RAM. The Windows Pagefile size should be at least:


  2 x 2048 = 4096 MB


For improved performance, set the minimum and maximum page file values to 4096 MB. This will help prevent Pagefile fragmentation.