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

 

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Pagefile

 

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.