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SuperFetch: How it Works & Myths
on Mon 11th May 2009 20:43 UTC
SuperFetch is a technology in Windows Vista and onwards that is often misunderstood. I decided to delve into this technology to see what it is all about, and to dispel some of the myths surrounding this feature.
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RE: Turning off superfetch made my Vista better
on Sat 16th May 2009 20:20 UTC in reply to "
Turning off superfetch made my Vista better
I think it's stupid for the system to automatically use up as much RAM as it can. That just causes more paging, flushing, and disc I/O (the most expensive operation).
No it isn't, no it doesn't. Please read up on the page cache and demand paging mechanisms, and how the Linux VM works in general.
Thus, a sensible middle ground is best, like Linux does.
No it doesn't, really. As mentioned in my previous post, this misapprehension can only be based on the fact that you are not generating enough of a workload.
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