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Questions about memory-management techniques where the computer manages and transfers data between main memory and secondary storage in pages -- discrete chunks of a fixed size. Operating systems often use paging to implement virtual memory.

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this is more efficient. If a program needs to access memory that it stored on disk, the operating system swaps out a page from RAM and swaps in a page from the disk. This is called paging. Paging is … memory paging file." The "process" you refer to could be called "increasing virtual memory". I'm not sure whether it has a special name. …
answered Apr 21 '12 by Dave Clarke