You can expand your performance potential by changing your virtual memory settings.
- [Narrator] Now that we've optimized the hardware in our Windows workstation, it's time to go on and adjust the Windows visual and virtual memory settings to adjust for the best performance as well. We start by going down the file explorer, right-clicking on this PC, and going to properties. From here, we click the advanced system settings and here you see in advanced, the first setting to come up is performance. Let's click on this. For visual effects, we see right now we have it set up to let Windows choose what's best for my computer.
If we really want the best performance, we're going to have to change this to adjust for best performance. When you're done with that, you just click OK and go back. I'm going to click cancel because I want to keep the settings I currently have. Now, if we want to adjust our virtual memory as well, we go back in, go to advanced, down the virtual memory, we're going to change this. Right now, it's set up to automatically manage it. We're going to deselect that, pick a drive that we know has a lot of space.
Both of these have a decent amount of space but I'm going to select this one. Go to custom sizing. Now what I'm doing is, for reference, checking my RAM, you generally want to double this. Now, I have a lot of RAM, I have 64 gigs of RAM. So I'm going to go to 120, and click OK. You want to make sure that the initial and the maximum match. You're going to get this warning here to restart your computer.
Go ahead and restart your computer to later date. And there you go, now you've adjusted your settings for visual settings in Windows and the virtual memory will give you more capacity when you're running a higher workload.
- How your workstation's hardware functions
- Adjusting System Options settings
- Modeling best practices
- Creating custom configurations
- Fixing your assemblies
- Using SpeedPak
- Increasing modeling performance with Instant2D and Instant3D