Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Feb 2010 21:15 UTC
Windows It must suck to be a Windows developer. So you already have an entire legion of misguided folk hating your work for no reason (on top of the people hating your work for legitimate reasons), and then a company comes along spreading clear misinformation about Windows' memory usage, based on that company's performance monitoring software. To make matters worse, when said company is called out on its errors, it decides to publish the usage information of an Ars Technica editor's computer. As such, it is advisable to uninstall the software in question.
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No It Doesn't
by segedunum on Sun 21st Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
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SuperFetch can indeed speed up booting your computer and launching applications as several benchmarks have proven

SuperFetch is not there to speed up the booting of your computer. Logically, it can't because it is there to load things from disk into memory, which is slow. The reason why it does it is to make subsequent loading of system and application files faster, so the longer you run it the faster things will be - in theory anyway.

However, the benefits of potentially loading a lot of application files into (and out of, since you don't have as much memory as you do disk space) cache dynamically is rather debatable. The disk eventually becomes the bottleneck whatever you do.

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