- Apr 2, 2010
Is having a Swap / Page File necessary anymore? I have been toying around with getting rid of it on Win 7 and have not had any issues so far. Is there any performance boost in getting rid of the paging file and just using the RAM or does that paging file not even kick in until the RAM is all being used? Im usually never doing any crazy multitasking or anything like that so I usually only have 2 or 3 things open at a time. The system has 4GBs of RAM which I don't even think I've come close utilizing all of it. I'm just trying to get your opinions on the matter. Same question applies to Linux, (Specifically Ubuntu) as well, I'm dual booting with no swap on there and no issues either, maybe I just don't push my PC hard enough lol.