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Started by DeadHead, January 13, 2012, 12:58:50 PM
Quote from: DeadHead on January 14, 2012, 01:35:58 AMThanks Jeremy, but what I'm after here is a way to, on occasion, cache-on-demand (or should i say PREcache-on-demand) a particular application and/or folder. This should of course go to the standard memory cache like Windows already do by itself.
Quote from: edkiefer on January 14, 2012, 06:56:35 PMYes, I have XP and looks like ini file is whats loaded and then you have the app .PF files .
QuoteThere would need to be a way to have multiple db files and then added PF files and way to switch without windows altering any of the user edited "app profiles db ' . I am not sure this would work, meaning if your able to change how OS default does things .
Quote from: DeadHead on December 12, 2012, 01:46:34 PMOld topic, but still have interest in this, and am still looking for solutions. If you could ever come up with something like this Jeremy, I can guarantee there would be a lot of interest from gamers at least!
Quote from: edkiefer on December 12, 2012, 01:57:46 PMI ran across reading this tweak and it "may" help you with amount ram you have.http://www.computingunleashed.com/how-to-make-windows-7-faster-and-responsive-by-2x.htmlGenerally these kinds of tweaks don't give much improvement and this one form what I saw actually slowed down some systems in benchmarks but these systems were mostly 8gig or less . So YMMV, its easy to test and try .
Quote from: BenYeeHua on December 13, 2012, 06:56:37 AMJust Google a while, the solution is1.Buy a SSD2.Using Ramdisk, and using the ReadyBoost on it3.Using Ramdisk, and copy the folder into it
Quote3. Works of course, but a hazzle. Still not as easy as right clicking a folder to force Windows to "cache this folder", or "cache these files" - on demand.
QuoteI think the better solution, in this case, would be to allow manual forcing of files into Windows normally used filecache - see attached image! Actually, just by copying files from one disk to another seems to add these files into Windows cache. I want the same thing, except I don't want to actually copy anything!
Quote from: edkiefer on December 12, 2012, 01:57:46 PMI ran across reading this tweak and it "may" help you with amount ram you have.http://www.computingunleashed.com/how-to-make-windows-7-faster-and-responsive-by-2x.html (http://www.computingunleashed.com/how-to-make-windows-7-faster-and-responsive-by-2x.html)Generally these kinds of tweaks don't give much improvement and this one form what I saw actually slowed down some systems in benchmarks but these systems were mostly 8gig or less . So YMMV, its easy to test and try .
Quote from: BenYeeHua on December 13, 2012, 06:56:37 AMNope, the default setting is 0(server is 1, windows 7/8 is 0), it means not set.And the SuperFetch is working, just the first load of game is slow.----http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/10-windows-speedup-myths-to-avoid-686087 (http://www.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/10-windows-speedup-myths-to-avoid-686087)The wrong tweak.
QuoteRight Click the cmd icon and choose â€œRun as Administratorâ€œ.Now in the command prompt windows type in the following command.> fsutil behavior set memoryusage 2Now restart windows 7.Using the following query will give you the current value.<blockquote>fsutil behavior query memoryusage </blockquote>
Quote from: Jeremy Collake on December 13, 2012, 06:02:21 PMSimply installing an SSD and having ReadyBoost use that SSD does a good bit for the system, though I'm sure better solutions can be developed. SuperFetch (the part that decides what should be cached onto ReadyBoost) is fairly intelligent. I can do *whatever* [other question is if I do ;p], if you guys give me a concise description of the requirements you'd like to see.
Quote from: edkiefer on December 14, 2012, 08:00:11 AMBeing able to have some user control over what apps get cached seems like common sense and maybe even have some rules if possible .Like if x is running remove or don't load these exe into cache (if that can be done dynamically ) . for example you might have many app/exe loaded into cache but if you run one very memory dependent app, like say photoshop then you may need all free memory for photo editing .I read somewhere MS superfetch also doesn't put the whole exe into memory, just parts . Dam , forget were I just read that .