Paging File & mediaplayer
Posted: 07-18-2003, 09:50 PM
put it. Even if/when parts of the file are paged out to
disk (which is possible depending on the circumstance),
the access time of retrieving it is much faster than how
fast the media is playing.
In general, you will see a slight performance benefit
putting the pagefile on a totally separate physical hard
drive, and a slightly larger benefit if that physical
hard drive is on a totally separate IDE channel (if IDE).
The actual benefit depends on a number of things,
including the amount of physical RAM on the system, how
much RAM all applications are trying to use, etc.
>Does anyone know whether the paging file is used during
>playing a mediafile with media player?
>When you have a system with two hard disks, the
>combination is the most optimal:
>Hard disk 1: Windows XP / MS media player
>Hard disk 2: paging file in a seperate partition
>Why and on which disk should I put the file which I want
>to play in the most optimal configuration?
>Thanks for your answer!