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NonPagedPoolSize

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | Number of bytes

0

Description

Specifies the size of the nonpaged pool .

Value

Meaning

0

The system calculates an optimal value for this entry based on the amount of physical memory on the computer, and it adjusts this value if the amount of memory changes. This value is optimal for most systems.

Number of bytes

Creates a nonpaged pool of the specified size. This takes precedence over the value calculated by the system, and it prevents the system from adjusting this value dynamically. This setting can degrade performance.

Activation method

You must restart the computer before a change to this value takes effect.

Tip

For more information on paged pools and nonpaged pools, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base link on the Web Resources page. Search the Knowledge Base for Article Q126402, or use the keywords PagedPoolSize and NonPagedPoolSize.

Caution

Changing the value of this entry can degrade the performance of your computer.

Related Entries

NonPagedPoolQuota

PagedPoolSize

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