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Offline AtlBo

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Re: clean file cache safe?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2013, 05:37:21 PM »
Hello everyone.  First post

One question about the "cache".  Does "cache" in the context of CleanMem's cache cleaning feature refer to the page file on the hard drive?  I believe this PC has L1, L2, and L3 on the motherboard/processor and then there is the page file on the HD if I am correct...

I am aware of the performance setting in Windows XP (SP3) for adjusting the amount of virtual memory.  I have always understood this as space for the page file.

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Re: clean file cache safe?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2013, 12:29:22 AM »
No. Cleanmem only curtails usage of the main memory.

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Re: clean file cache safe?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2013, 10:19:52 PM »
That's interesting Willy2, thanks.

I developed the impression that the idea behind CleanMem was to curtail the PCs reliance on slower hard drive based virtual memory/page file data by trimming references to the page file that could be found in main memory.

Thanks for clearing things up for me...

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Re: clean file cache safe?
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2013, 09:08:13 AM »
Yes & No. Reducing memory usage means that Windows can postpone or even eliminate moving a (large) chunk of data from the memory to the page file on disk. And disk I/O is, in comparison with moving info in the main memory, (very) slow. So, in that regard, using Cleanmem increases overall performance.
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Re: clean file cache safe?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2013, 10:22:42 AM »
Willy2 answered that one for you :-)

The trick with CleanMem is to keep the Memory cleaned up so Windows wont move things to the page file, which when your memory can move GB's a sec and your HD can only do MB's you can see why it slows things down when it uses the page file.

The bottleneck of performance on every computer is the hard drive. The less you need to use it the faster the system is :-)

This is why SSD drives are making systems so much faster as they are over 10x faster than current HD's. But are till leaps behind the speed of memory.

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