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Old 02-26-04, 01:52 PM   #1
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Does ConservativeSwapFileUsage=1 work in Windows 2000?
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Old 02-26-04, 01:59 PM   #2
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I added that line under 386enh but it didn't make a difference. Why?
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Old 02-26-04, 04:56 PM   #3
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I might be wrong about this, but I'm pretty sure that's a win9x only tweak.
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Old 02-26-04, 05:54 PM   #4
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I might be wrong about this, but I'm pretty sure that's a win9x only tweak.
It is. Besides, 2000/XP manage memory much better than 9x so such a tweak would be really pointless and probably even degrade performance.
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Old 02-27-04, 07:53 AM   #5
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I agree. It's for Win9.x only. NT kerneled windows Operating Systems do a better way managing virtual memory.
Bottom line:

Win9x: Dynamic swapfile (default) -> ConservativeSwapFileUsage=1

Static swapfile (It does not grow nor shrink) -> ConservativeSwapFileUsage=0)

That will yield better stability, imho.
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Old 02-28-04, 04:36 AM   #6
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Win9x: Dynamic swapfile (default) -> ConservativeSwapFileUsage=1

Static swapfile (It does not grow nor shrink) -> ConservativeSwapFileUsage=0)
I'm pretty sure this is wrong information too. ConservativeSwapFileUsage was added in win98. And the default is 0. Setting it to 1 makes it perform more like win95. According to tweak guides, win98 by default likes to go to the swapfile even when there is free RAM. By setting the value to 1, the OS will use more physical memory before using the swapfile.

This has nothing to do with swapfile size management AFAIK.
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Old 03-09-04, 11:06 AM   #7
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You are right, StealthHawk, it forces Windows to use the physical RAM as much as possible before using the swap file. Swap file sizes are set with other parameters (max and minIdontknowwhat).
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I remember to have read some Microsoft technical note where it read ConservativeSwapFileUsage=0 (default for Win98) only took advantage when the swapfile min and max sizes were equal (static swapfile). I might be wrong, though.
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