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Windows 7: What ate all my memory?!?

02 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Merlin2000 View Post
That's awesome.. I'm glad my ram isn't just sitting around waiting to be used. I never saw this on XP, definitely an improvement!
XP had cacheing but it only cached programs you had already opened. So when you restarted your machine it would clear that cache.

I personally don't like superfetch and disable it as I find it to cause too much disk thrashing and slow things down.

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02 Feb 2010   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

Cacheing in windows doesn't load up apps - superfetch does that in startup. It holds apps you use and close in the current session so they can start faster. If something else needs RAM the cache is given over to that app.
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