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Windows 7: Superfetch on or off?

24 Mar 2016   #31
blackant1968

Windows vista x64 bit Windows 7 x64 bit Windows 8.1 x64 bit
 
 
ikeep it on

it maintains System performance when hard disk is being used by system process it will lag a lot it helps me when it is on


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24 Mar 2016   #32
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This seems to be a very popular topic surviving the ages. It should go into the history books - LOL.

But seriously: Superfetch can only help. I cannot see where fetching programs from RAM can be beat.
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24 Mar 2016   #33
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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24 Mar 2016   #34
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well since I use a RAMdisk that does essentially the same as Superfetch - I disable it!

Upside: Everything loads very fast.

Downside: Much longer boot and shutdown times.
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25 Mar 2016   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Can't win'm all.
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25 Mar 2016   #36
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Might be the price you pay for 4gb's of ram :/
8gb's seems like no difference at all might even be a little faster ?
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