1.    02 Apr 2016 #1
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    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
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    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
    Join Date : Jan 2014
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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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  4.    02 Apr 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchieBlue30 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.    02 Apr 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ 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
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 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.    02 Apr 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ 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
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    Thread Starter

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for your answers. I really didnīt 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 wasnīt, 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.    02 Apr 2016 #9
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    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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