- Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6ghz
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB DDR5
- Sys drive - Western Digital 500GB - 40mB/s write
- Storage drive - Western Digital 200GB - 40mB/s writ
So I'm wondering, can I set the page file to a secondary drive that doesn't contain the system files or the large video files? I assume it would be a little faster, whether it fixes my specific problem or not, but would it cause additional problems down the road? Do I HAVE to have the paging file on the system drive, as is default? My 2nd HD has the same read/write speed as my main drive, which is strange because it is nearly twice as old.
(and PLEASE don't say just buy more RAM or a faster HD, believe me an 8GB pair and an SSD are the first things on my list as soon as I can afford it.)
EDIT: I just re-created the scenario while running Performance Monitor to check the total committed bytes to memory, and during the AE render it appears to be maxing out at about 5,280GB. Since I have 4GB of RAM, that would imply I only need 1,184GB of paging file. Strange...