March 29th, 2004, 05:25 AM
Set Memory usage to System Cache
Hi all, what if I set Memory usage of my WinXP OS to System Cache, bcoz the deafult one was Memory Usage set to Programs.
Is there a different?
I have 256x2MB RAM 400MHz
March 29th, 2004, 05:49 AM
I would suggest you ............
Choose Programs if you use your computer primarily as a workstation, rather than as a server, to have more memory devoted to your programs
Chose System cache if your computer is used primarily as a server............... Providing services ot other and does more thing in the background(e.g Listening continuously to incoming requests etc)............... or if you use programs that require a larger cache.
March 29th, 2004, 10:17 PM
SwordFish is absolutely correct.
From what you have told us, I recognise that it is one of your machines we are talking about, and from what else you have told us, I don't think that you will notice any difference between the two settings.
I certainly do not think that you would get any improvement, given your usage pattern/requirement.
I believe that there was a situation with earlier versions of Windows, where you would change the typical use setting from "desktop" to "network server" if you had a powerful machine with a large, fast HDD. It would then use the HDD more efficiently. AFAIK this is irrelevant to Win XP, and was related to the HDD performance in Win9x.