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Can I tweak Windows memory settings for better usage of RAM?

Enlarging the Desktop Heap, to use more RAM:
In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\SubSystems change the Windows string from "SharedSection=1024,3072,512" to "SharedSection=1024,4096,512" (note: this reduces the number of desktops that can be run concurrently. This isn't a problem for personal workstations.)

You can also force the Windows core modules to stay in RAM. In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management change the DWORD DisablePagingExecutive to be 1 (this disables system paging).

Last updated on 2006-02-23 14:00:00 -0800, by Shalom Craimer

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