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Windows Page File

What is the Page File ?

If you think of RAM as your short term memory then Page File is like your diary or your blog. When you want to remember something in the future but forget about it now you write it down. In return you can store much larger quanitites of information! However just as a Blog or a Diary can become unwieldy and slow to access once its full of the information you didn’t remember the Page File is much slower than RAM. To put it in perspective, A lookup to RAM takes nano seconds where as a lookup to Page File (Which is on your hard disk) takes mili seconds a 1000 times slower. Continue reading Windows Page File