anything that runs in RAM will be faster than an item that has to access the hard drive and virtual memory. Do you know that you can set the kernel-mode drivers and kernel-mode system code to remain in the RAM. This basically means the operating system itself will run from RAM!
Rather than have the kernel use the slower page file, use this tip to create and set the RAM as its permanent location. Note: that you should ONLY do this if you have a large amount of RAM, preferably 4GB or higher. Do not change this if you do not have enough RAM.