I have 16G of hard memory in my Windows box and have been playing around with the swap file. When I had it off I was using an average of 29% of the physical memory. Once I turned it back on the use of the physical memory almost doubles to 58%. Any ideas why? I have an SSD for my OS and was wondering the long term benefits of turning off the swap file permanently.
I tried turning on the swap file again and ran several memory hogs and my hard memory usage went up to 59% while the swap file remained unused. Sounds crazy but those are the facts. Since I am using an SSD I am going to try turning off the swap for a while and see how things work. I will report back.