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  1. nate0's Avatar
    Just caught this post. I knew PagingFile/virtual memory in the history of windows to always be set to 1.5x the amount of RAM installed. But this was on desktops, laptops, etc. This was also back in my desktop support days pre-Windows 8. I've noticed the paging file long ago for mobile and is static at 256gb, at least on my 830. For mobile can some one help me understand why a device with 1gb has a 256mb paging file for virtual memory?
    02-26-2017 02:55 PM
  2. garisa's Avatar
    Maybe they did that to support devices with 8GB of storage? That would make sense actually. Unless giving 1GB to this can really harm your internal storage memory...

    Sent from mTalk on Windows 10 phone
    02-26-2017 03:54 PM
  3. nate0's Avatar
    Well. I think I poorly phrased my last statement or maybe misinterpreted what I knew..after the system boots it will have loaded most everything in physical RAM. Kernel, system, etc.... Pagefile was configured based on that and available ram atleast in the xp/w7 days. Not sure how w10m uses memory once finally booted but it can't use more than 512 mb of RAM right? It also makes sense that the page file has a static size.
    02-26-2017 05:19 PM
  4. SL2's Avatar
    For mobile can some one help me understand why a device with 1gb has a 256mb paging file for virtual memory?
    From what I've seen, all models have 256 MB by default, so I guess the old desktop rules doesn't apply here.
    02-26-2017 06:59 PM
  5. SL2's Avatar
    Ok, so far I haven't been able to unlock my 950, even though I thought so at first.
    02-26-2017 09:25 PM
  6. EspHack'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.

    thats how buggy software is and most people dont seem to understand that, it might work or totally fail for any particular user because with such complex software there are ton of variables, so its not like "x software is buggy, hence it doesnt work for anyone" like it used to be

    regarding 3gb+ devices, increasing the pagefile SHOULDN'T make any difference, but then we have some extraordinarily bad software going around in w10m... anything can happen, see fb messenger reports that a call button appears with 1gb pagefile
    02-26-2017 11:24 PM
  7. Axeelant's Avatar
    Ok, I waited a few days with that to see some results, I'm going to try this now :)

    Lumia 930, 2GB RAM.
    02-27-2017 03:50 AM
  8. nate0's Avatar
    I do not understand why this is new. We have been able to edit the registry for years and W10M has been around since 2015. Pretty sure it's not popular for a reason... I'm not certain though and will need to dig around on the "side effects" around this particular solution to app caching/switching on low ram devices.
    02-27-2017 09:22 AM
  9. SL2's Avatar
    I do not understand why this is new.
    Did anyone say that it's new?
    02-27-2017 10:39 AM
  10. nate0's Avatar
    Did anyone say that it's new?
    Not exactly, but why was it posted last week?
    02-27-2017 11:23 AM
  11. SL2's Avatar
    Not exactly, but why was it posted last week?
    Does it matter? Weird question. Ask the OP.

    It could be because this guide showed up on both reddit and youtube last week, you know, the links in this thread? Purely speculating.
    02-27-2017 12:00 PM
  12. nate0's Avatar
    It does not really matter. Just curious why nobody tried this yet. I've never owned a windows phone with less than 1gb of ram on w10m. So never needed to use this.
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    02-27-2017 12:19 PM
  13. Palm_forlackofchoice's Avatar
    Any try with Lumia 650?
    02-27-2017 12:30 PM
  14. JMX777's Avatar
    Tonight I try it on my blu win HD LTE, I'll post results tomorrow :)
    02-27-2017 03:21 PM
  15. EspHack's Avatar
    I was messing around with it and the 830 and now it reverts to 2048 2048 after rebooting, I can change other registry entries just fine so I don't know why this particular one reverts after a reboot now all of a sudden, I tried 1024 before and it was working as expected, now it shows 0 bytes on storage but browsing main phone memory shows there's a 400mb pagefile apparently created by default by the OS when booting up

    when it was working at 1024 I could see the 1gb pagefile at c:/data/ but now its located at c:/ and its 406mb, storage settings says 0 bytes, probably because that thing only reads it if its on /data
    02-27-2017 05:00 PM
  16. JMX777's Avatar
    Ok just finished, working good. Tomorrow after one day of
    Normal use I'll post again 👍

    Edit: My device is a blu win HD LTE
    02-27-2017 08:07 PM
  17. nate0's Avatar
    I was messing around with it and the 830 and now it reverts to 2048 2048 after rebooting, I can change other registry entries just fine so I don't know why this particular one reverts after a reboot now all of a sudden, I tried 1024 before and it was working as expected, now it shows 0 bytes on storage but browsing main phone memory shows there's a 400mb pagefile apparently created by default by the OS when booting up

    when it was working at 1024 I could see the 1gb pagefile at c:/data/ but now its located at c:/ and its 406mb, storage settings says 0 bytes, probably because that thing only reads it if its on /data
    I see a hard reset coming for you in the future, unless you figure out which reg entries/edits caused that and move them back to their defaults.
    02-27-2017 08:08 PM
  18. EspHack's Avatar
    I see a hard reset coming for you in the future, unless you figure out which reg entries/edits caused that and move them back to their defaults.
    I only changed the paginfiles key and rebooted a few times
    02-27-2017 08:29 PM
  19. nate0's Avatar
    Hmm. Are you going to Settings->System->Storage->This Device->System & reserved -- then seeing it say 2GB? or the registry setting is still 2048?

    ...Actually do this. Put it back to 256 256 or 512 512. Then power off.

    I think there is an issue or limit setting it to 2048 2048 that bugs the settings result.
    02-27-2017 09:01 PM
  20. flitchtag's Avatar
    on my 640 XL:

    first, Goodbye screen is only a few seconds

    bootup time is faster too.

    testing more now
    mikepalma likes this.
    02-27-2017 09:49 PM
  21. mikepalma's Avatar
    On my 640XL my installed RAM is 1gb. If I raise this key to 1024, does virtual memory just use my entire RAM then?

    Sent from mTalk
    02-27-2017 10:34 PM
  22. EspHack's Avatar
    Hmm. Are you going to Settings->System->Storage->This Device->System & reserved -- then seeing it say 2GB? or the registry setting is still 2048?

    ...Actually do this. Put it back to 256 256 or 512 512. Then power off.

    I think there is an issue or limit setting it to 2048 2048 that bugs the settings result.
    only amount it recognized under that setting was 1gb, it doesnt seem to like 2048, the change sticks after reboots, the problem is I can no longer change it, it resets after a reboot back to 2048 and other registry changes do this too, only work until reset

    now I also noticed apps wont update through the store and trying to install interoptools or its dependencies fails too

    so here's an advice, dont try more than 1024, apparently the OS doesnt like more than that, it will show as 0 bytes on system & reserved and create a smaller pagefile under c:/ maybe it results in another default setting taking place
    02-28-2017 12:06 AM
  23. Axeelant's Avatar
    What if the 1024 1024 is never saved and always resets back to default 256 256 on my L930?

    Version 1.9 and I enabled NDTKSvc.

    Any ideas?
    02-28-2017 02:55 AM
  24. nate0's Avatar
    What if the 1024 1024 is never saved and always resets back to default 256 256 on my L930?

    Version 1.9 and I enabled NDTKSvc.

    Any ideas?
    You are still unable to write the registry change. After you enable the option you mentioned I think you need to reboot. Make sure you can toggle the unlock options too.
    02-28-2017 03:36 AM
  25. andrew bainbridge's Avatar
    lumia 640 -as in YouTube vid: virtual memory still showing as 256mb. WhatsApp still 'loading' screen. so far nothing to report as improvement.
    02-28-2017 03:54 AM
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