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  1. zombiephone's Avatar
    The question is how much faster..
    really much faster
    very noticeable increased performance
    02-24-2017 12:03 AM
  2. garisa's Avatar
    btw if your phone is old and you feel the storage has slowed down, this will probably kill it faster, using the main storage nand as ram will degrade it faster than normal, probably a reason microsoft set 256mb max for all phones
    This is what people need to know, thanks for telling that. I didn't know that.

    Sent from mTalk on Windows 10 phone
    02-24-2017 02:19 AM
  3. maka1105's Avatar
    Go to the Interop Unlock section of Interop Tools
    If restore NDTK isn't on, turn it on, and reboot your device
    02-24-2017 04:17 AM
  4. SL2's Avatar
    Bigger pagefile is helpful in devices with less RAM; I doubt this will make the 950/950XL much faster, as they have sufficient RAM to not depend on the pagefile as much as the lower end devices.
    There's no doubt about that. I was just curious if it would affect certain app performance, given that 3 GB of RAM isn't enough for having Messenger Calling for some odd reason. At the same time a 1 GB phone with increased Paging file will get that feature.

    So, in theory it seems pointless to try this on a 950, but experience shows that it's not that simple.
    really much faster
    very noticeable increased performance
    No, I meant how much faster the memory degrades, see the quote in my post.
    02-24-2017 06:09 AM
  5. dov1978's Avatar
    Does this activate video calling too or just calls? When I click on a contact in Messenger without this registry edit, both video and calls are greyed out. I still find this crazy on a 950xl when I have a Moto G 3rd gen budget android with 1gb ram that handles those functions no problem at all. Even WhatsApp video calls on my 950xl are laggy and jittery
    02-24-2017 06:21 AM
  6. Demian Mioc's Avatar
    DON'T DO IT!!! It will decrease phone internal memory life due to increased read write, it's not worth the risk!
    02-24-2017 08:36 AM
  7. Jaripi's Avatar
    valid paging file size for 950 xl
    1792 1792
    Hmmm, if current paging file is 1792 ... but an optimal paging file is usually 1 - 1,5 times more than RAM, so it could be 3072 or even up to 4568 for Lumia 950 / 950 XL ... anybody tried such high numbers ?

    About decreasing of a life of storage (NAND), I am NOT worring about that as I have not ever heard even a single such case. I think that it is just a similar case like with SSDs - it takes years until it could really happen for average users ...
    02-24-2017 08:46 AM
  8. SL2's Avatar
    Does this activate video calling too or just calls?
    I'm not sure, the screenshot shows a phone in the upper right corner on the Home page, next to the plus sign.
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    DON'T DO IT!!! It will decrease phone internal memory life due to increased read write, it's not worth the risk!
    I think it's up to each and everyone. Let's say you have a 520 (do they even run W10M?) and you're about to put it on the shelf just because it's slow, then you don't have much to loose.

    Besides, 256 MB is a very small step.
    Last edited by SL2; 02-24-2017 at 11:53 AM.
    02-24-2017 11:40 AM
  9. SL2's Avatar
    Edit: Don't think my phone is unlocked.
    Last edited by SL2; 02-26-2017 at 09:23 PM.
    02-24-2017 11:52 AM
  10. EspHack's Avatar
    Does this activate video calling too or just calls? When I click on a contact in Messenger without this registry edit, both video and calls are greyed out. I still find this crazy on a 950xl when I have a Moto G 3rd gen budget android with 1gb ram that handles those functions no problem at all. Even WhatsApp video calls on my 950xl are laggy and jittery
    thats what several layers of nonsense does to your performance when you try to emulate something on a completely alien platform, huge inefficiency is assured
    02-24-2017 12:01 PM
  11. Jaripi's Avatar
    Let's check build 15043 first ... then back here :)
    02-24-2017 12:50 PM
  12. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    I'm seriously waiting for the first phone to crash due to memory issues and the ensuing posts about how the hardware is crap and the OS is buggy.
    02-24-2017 12:55 PM
  13. Jaripi's Avatar
    I'm seriously waiting for the first phone to crash due to memory issues and the ensuing posts about how the hardware is crap and the OS is buggy.
    Changing the size of paging file (virtual memory) is nothing special in Windos OS, so what makes you thing like that ?
    02-24-2017 05:11 PM
  14. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    DON'T DO IT!!! It will decrease phone internal memory life due to increased read write, it's not worth the risk!
    I'm going to have to go with this. This process sounds great in practice, don't get me wrong, but messing around with the registry is obviously something Microsoft never intended us to do.
    libra89 likes this.
    02-24-2017 11:30 PM
  15. Janson Liew's Avatar
    I managed to change it. But when I go back into the registry again, it went back to 256 :( I have Lumia 830
    Last edited by Janson Liew; 02-25-2017 at 07:33 AM.
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    02-25-2017 07:18 AM
  16. slyronit's Avatar
    Can anyone with a 950/XL confirm if they see improvements with this?
    02-25-2017 07:23 AM
  17. Janson Liew's Avatar
    Can anyone with a 950/XL confirm if they see improvements with this?
    I think with massive RAM in your phone, you wont notice any performance difference with increased paging file size.
    02-25-2017 07:35 AM
  18. slyronit's Avatar
    That is what I would normally think, too, but the fact that the 830 users don't see "Resuming" when using Whatsapp anymore and that I, with a 3Gb RAM 950XL see it every time songs signals that there's room for improvement.

    I think memory allocation to old silverlight apps is limited in some way.
    02-25-2017 07:45 AM
  19. SL2's Avatar
    I think with massive RAM in your phone, you wont notice any performance difference with increased paging file size.
    It isn't that simple, if you read earlier posts you'll see why.
    Last edited by SL2; 02-26-2017 at 09:24 PM.
    02-25-2017 09:34 AM
  20. shadow118's Avatar
    I managed to change it. But when I go back into the registry again, it went back to 256 :( I have Lumia 830
    I also have a Lumia 830, I managed to do it, it now shows Virtual Memory - 1,00 GB.

    I downloaded the latest Interop tools (1.9.437.0) from XDA (there's a download link a bit further down), You need to download both the InteropTools and Dependencies (presumably for ARM), and install the dependencies before you install the tools. Once done, it should show up in the app list. Open it and before changing anything, in the burger menu tap on Unlock > Interop unlock and there turn on "Restore NDTKSvc" if it wasn't already. Restart inbetween, I guess (not sure if entirely necesary, but that's what I did). After that change the registry entry and restart.

    I first tried this with some older version of Interop Tools (I got the link from some Windows central article), that one, once installed, was only accessible through settings > Extras. I could browse the registry and change something, but the changes didn't stick.

    If you had this one, maybe that's why it didn't work, if you have the latest one, check that Unlock thing
    RumoredNow likes this.
    02-25-2017 09:35 AM
  21. bprashant19's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it works on Lumia 635?

    I know it should, but I dont want to take chances as its my daily driver.
    I would really appreciate if someone can try and post the outcome.

    (note: mine is a 512mb model, on Production build)
    02-26-2017 03:26 AM
  22. bprashant19's Avatar
    Does anyone know if it works on Lumia 635?

    I know it should, but I dont want to take chances as its my daily driver.
    I would really appreciate if someone can try and post the outcome.

    (note: mine is a 512mb model, on Production build)

    Couldn't wait :P so did it anyways;
    So far looks good but will post my results after using properly.
    02-26-2017 04:21 AM
  23. Chippy757's Avatar
    Messing around with this on 950XL I gave up trying to unlock and now when connected to pc I can see system folders rather than normal folder view.
    How can I restore this back to normal again without having to hard reset?

    Same time went to latest release on fast ring again from production which appears to be a lot faster without any tweaks so probably will stay on that for now.
    SL2 likes this.
    02-26-2017 08:00 AM
  24. SL2's Avatar
    Same time went to latest release on fast ring again from production which appears to be a lot faster without any tweaks so probably will stay on that for now.
    How would you describe it as faster, do you have some examples?
    02-26-2017 08:16 AM
  25. Chippy757's Avatar
    Not instant response I would expect from finished build but appears more responsive and smoother at same time, in general faster loading and while I still sometimes see "Loading" on start of some apps briefly I have not seen "Resuming" yet (finger crossed)..
    SL2 likes this.
    02-26-2017 08:57 AM
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