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My Wife's Laptop Runs Like a Rabid Jackalope
on December 30, 2012
I borrowed my wife's laptop in summer 2012 for some high intensity Win7 computing. Cut free from an environment always saying, "You must have admin rights to use this button." I was able to get under the performance hood of the machine like I haven't been able to do for years on most computers I used. I found the work I demanded of the computer created over 100 hard memory faults per second. The hard disk was being hammered with data requests. Using web advice on page file space cut those faults by 50%. The hard disk rested easier.
I've since upgraded to a laptop more suited to high intensity computing. Along the way I upgraded my wife's machine to its maximum memory. Hard memory faults have dropped to nearly zero and the machine blazes right along. Well worth the money in a household keeping computers as long as they will last, or until they are hopelessly outdated.