Windows 10: Benefits of Disabling Cache

  1.    02 Apr 2016 #1

    Benefits of Disabling Cache


    Hi Friends,
    I wanted to know what the benefits of disabling cache are? Thanks in advance.
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  2.    02 Apr 2016 #2

    Welcome to the forum.

    Which cache are you talking about? Modern versions of Windows have several caches.
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  3.    02 Apr 2016 #3

    OP.,,, if your thinking of disabling the swap file.. I advice against it.
    Here's a full expatiation:
    HTG Explains: What is the Windows Page File and Should You Disable It?
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       02 Apr 2016 #4

    FrenchieBlue30 said: View Post
    Hi Friends,
    I wanted to know what the benefits of disabling cache are?
    It would be zero benefit.
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  5. Posts : 3,850
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       02 Apr 2016 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    OP.,,, if your thinking of disabling the swap file.. I advice against it.
    I only disable the Swap, when there is enough RAM installed in the machine, because the RAM is always going to be faster than a hard drive.
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  6.    02 Apr 2016 #6

    bro67 said: View Post
    I only disable the Swap, when there is enough RAM installed in the machine, because the RAM is always going to be faster than a hard drive.
    I wouldn't bother. Windows will only use the swap file if it's needed.
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  7. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       02 Apr 2016 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I wouldn't bother. Windows will only use the swap file if it's needed.
    Windows does not even touch the Swap file if you have enough RAM. I have over 12 GB in my machines and the Swap file is never used. It also wears out the hard drive more, if have a large RAM cache, but never take advantage of it.

    Only one machine that I have, uses the actual Hard Drive cache. That is one that only has 4 GB, which runs a lot of system intensive processes that has to also have a fast enough hard drive, to handle what the programs I run on it need.

    If there is enough RAM, you are using an SSD, shut off Swap and let the machine handle it in RAM and save the SSD.
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  8.    02 Apr 2016 #8

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for your answers. I really didn´t know there were different kinds. I read that one of the benefits of disabling cache is that when a site has, for example, a new logo, you can see it if the cache for that or any site is disabled. If it wasn´t, you would be stuck seeing the old one and that you have more space (but what is that space good for?), but I mean, there has to be more benefits than that, right?
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  9. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       02 Apr 2016 #9

    It is more trial and error than anything. I run Crush FTP on my machine that only has 4 gb and have no issues with it needing to swap.

    My two laptops have 12 GB and fast enough CPU's, that Swap was never being used, so I just shut it off and let the RAM handle. Those two are mainly just for email & Web browsing, some word processing and spreadsheets, which are just basic.

    If gaming, you want the Seap, you need a fast enough hard drive to handle the heavy hauling between the CPU and APU/GPU.

    Use Resource monitor to its full advantage to help you find the best settings.
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