In Windows, What is PF Usage?!? And how do I view it?

I know it means Page File... but thats about the limit of my understanding...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    PF Useage Stands for Page File.

    What it means, is when your computer runs out of physical memory or is under strain (meaning there are many proccesses wanting to use the memory), the computer will attempt to utilize portions of your HD as memory.

    This is a very simplistic description of what PF is. 310MB isn't bad, considering my computer is currently ideling at 323MB :-P

    Typically your PF should be set to 1.5X of your Physical Ram.

  • TK_M
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Right click on "My Computer" and left click on "Properties"

    Left click on the "Advanced" tab.

    Left click on the "Settings" button for "Performance"

    Left Click on the "Advanced" Tab

    In "Virtual Memory" left click on "Change"

    This will bring up a window in which you can not only see how much memory is allotted to PF on every drive, but also change or eliminate altogether the PF on each drive.

    I hope this helps?!

  • flywho
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Right-click on your start bar and select 'task manager'.

    Then click the tab "Performance".

    Here you will see a bar graph for both your CPU and Page File usage.

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