Can "thrashing" wreck your computer?
On Windows XP laptop
Control Panel < System < Advanced Tab < Performance Settings < Advanced < Virtual Memory Change < Change the initial size to the maximum size to have the same values (Thrashing)
I read somewhere that "thrashing" can wreck your computer but can also increase the performance speed of your computer.
My computer specs:
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-50, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 990MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
- StevenLv 48 years agoFavorite Answer
Thrashing cannot wreck your entire computer. Excessive trashing could damage your hard drive. All Hard drives experience some thrashing (except Solid State drives) to some degree or another. Making the change you have listed should not damage your drive.