Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 8 years ago

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)

1 Answer

  • Steven
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
    Favorite 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.

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