AWSTIME is a system parameter that specifies the minimum amount of processor time that must elapse for the system to collect a significant sample of a working set's page fault rate. The time is expressed in units of 10 milliseconds. The default value of 5, for example, is 50 milliseconds.
Some application configurations that have a large number of memory-intensive processes may benefit if the value is reduced. The value can be as low as 4.