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Windows 7: Disabling Superfetch Is Not Working...

27 Aug 2014   #1
rlh111

Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
 
 
Disabling Superfetch Is Not Working...

Hi guys, I've been doing some research and learning about Superfetch and what it does. I understand the philosophy behind it...such as..."unused Ram is wasted Ram," etc, etc. Personally, I have to say I disagree with that Philosophy for various reasons.

When I use my PC for a while and have multiple programs open over time. I find that my "Free Ram" is quickly dropped down to 700 - 800mb or less. This causes issues while browsing the web. If my Ram is that low, I can't open that many multiple browser tabs. Not to mention have multiple programs open at the same time.

I mean...what's the point in having Multiple Core Processors if you can't even have the benefit of using them? The single biggest argument I've seen so far is that Windows 7 frees up Ram as you need it. So, it creates yet another process to lag the computer even further? Bad Philosophy.

Another reason that's a bad philosophy is because of Video Editors as well as Gamers. Those of you who are in the fields of heavy gaming such as Minecraft and Skyrim...know what I'm talking about. This lack of free Ram..plus more processes firing off because Windows is trying to free up the Ram...makes for a bad gaming experience...perhaps no gaming experience at all.

For this very reason...I've come to my issue. I've tried everything I could find on the subject of disabling Superfetch...Prefetch...etc, etc...yet it's still not working. When ever I restart my PC...is the only time that my Ram seems to free up and go back to Normal. I do not want to Restart my PC every time in order to play a game or just to free up Ram.

I've set the Regedit of both Superfetch and Prefetch to 0, then went back and changed them to 2 so it will only cache start up files. Each time, I've rebooted my PC. Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this? Perhaps there is a better Operating System out there that I can use to play Minecraft on etc, etc? I'm open to suggestions.

OS - Windows 7 - 64-bit Ultimate
Graphics - NVIDIA - GeForce - GTX 260 - 768mb
Ram - 4gig - DDR - 800mhz
Motherboard - ASUS - A8N SLI - Premium
Harddrive - 300 gig - Maxtor
Processor - AMD Athlon X2 - Dual Core - 3800+ - 2.01ghz


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27 Aug 2014   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Wouldn't make more sense to add another stick of ram :/
Possibly upgrade your video card as well depending on your power supply ?
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27 Aug 2014   #3
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

I would think about upgrading the whole kit and caboodle.
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27 Aug 2014   #4
rlh111

Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
 
 

Hi Thrashzone and Gator...

Yes, I've considered upgrading my system and actually plan on doing that as time and money allows. At the moment...I'm a bit low on resources. I also want to get a laptop to travel with eventually. So, Superfetch will certainly be a problem if I'm to travel and create video content.
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27 Aug 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Come on give us a break.

Their is nothing wrong with prefetch/Superfetch.
Your system is and was not designed to do the things your are trying to do all at the time in a speedy fashion.

Prefetch is need on all systems. You will need less of it if you have a 64 bit system with lots of ram.

I don't understand using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 for games and web searching.



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OS - Windows 7 - 64-bit Ultimate
Graphics - NVIDIA - GeForce - GTX 260 - 768mb
Ram - 4gig - DDR - 800mhz
Motherboard - ASUS - A8N SLI - Premium
Harddrive - 300 gig - Maxtor
Processor - AMD Athlon X2 - Dual Core - 3800+ - 2.01ghz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rlh111 View Post
Hi Thrashzone and Gator...

Yes, I've considered upgrading my system and actually plan on doing that as time and money allows. At the moment...I'm a bit low on resources. I also want to get a laptop to travel with eventually. So, Superfetch will certainly be a problem if I'm to travel and create video content.
That all depends what laptop you buy.
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27 Aug 2014   #7
rlh111

Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
 
 

@laybackbear - I have a 64 bit operating system.

And yes...I'm aware that depends on the laptop I end up buying. However, starting off...I will not have thousands to shell into a high end gaming laptop.

(edit) - Also...before I installed Windows 7...I had Windows XP and had no problem jumping back and forth...playing Minecraft or opening multiple browser tabs.
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27 Aug 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your system specs.

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How much money you do or do not have to spend is absolutely none of our business.

There again what XP use to do is also not the point. You have Ultimate for what ever reason. That is a lot of operating system to play game and use the internet.

If one wants do to certain things on a computer in a reasonable fashion one must buy a computer that can do just that in a reasonable fashion.

Ten year old hardware will not keep up with today's standards of getting things done. It's just that simple.

Your motherboard max. memory is 4 gb so you have no room to grow with your system.
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27 Aug 2014   #9
rlh111

Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
 
 

@Layback Bear...please read it again. In my post...I state I'm using a 64-bit OS. Not 32-bit.

(edit) Also, I understand what you're saying about older equipment. I have had this PC for quite some time and with XP, used to be able to record Minecraft. Nowadays...I can hardly do that with Windows 7 running. Perhaps I should just go back to Windows XP, but I assume I'd still have to get XP 64-bit version to run the 4 Gig of Ram. Then again...I run the risk of my Video Card not being compatible.
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27 Aug 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I read your post and saw the 64 bit. I also read your My System Specs and it indicates 32 bit.

The problem with using XP is it's a huge security risk.
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