Windows NT RAM & Pagefile Optimization
Unlike the MacOS (for example), NT was designed to use virtual memory without regard for the amount of RAM in your box. Even if you have a 768MB of RAM, NT still wants a pagefile, and NT will still use it. Itís for this reason that knowing how to optimize your overall system memory configuration is so important. It doesnít matter if youíve got 128 or even 256MB of RAM Ė if your pagefile isnít in tip-top shape, youíre taking a performance hit, and that extra RAM you paid for isn't truly paying off. But how much RAM do you need in the first place? Well, it depends - there's no real simple formula, other than to say that if you have less than 128MB of RAM, you're suffering.