Windows 10: windows 10 cache modification?

  1.    18 Sep 2016 #1

    windows 10 cache modification?


    is there a way to modify the amount of cache in windows 10 as I only have 4 gb ram in a win10 64 bit system?the system seems to be so slow and items like shockwave etc either time out or error out after the last few updates. also the whole system seems to be a dog!!!!!! is this another win98 se/ vista pgm. waiting to hear from other techies out there.


    capt. Jack
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  2.    19 Sep 2016 #2

    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't believe any such functionality is exposed to the user and I would consider it a bad idea. The system memory manager manages caching dynamically according to the changing situation and does a better job than even an expert could do.

    Windows Task Manager or Resource Monitor doesn't show the size of the file cache. What Task Manager shows as "Cached" is actually the sum of Standby and Modified memory. Standby memory is usually quite high which is a good thing as it makes a considerable contribution to performance. This memory is fully available to any application that needs it. "Modified" memory is usually quite small. The file cache isn't included in either value.

    The file cache is shown by some other utilities such as Performance Monitor. This is a powerful utility that takes some experience to use effectively. Even with 8 GB RAM I have rarely seen the file cache reach 600 MB and it is usually quite a bit less. It would be even lower with 4 GB RAM.

    I don't think the cache has anything to do with your problem.
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  3.    19 Sep 2016 #3

    LMiller7 said: View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't believe any such functionality is exposed to the user and I would consider it a bad idea. The system memory manager manages caching dynamically according to the changing situation and does a better job than even an expert could do.

    Windows Task Manager or Resource Monitor doesn't show the size of the file cache. What Task Manager shows as "Cached" is actually the sum of Standby and Modified memory. Standby memory is usually quite high which is a good thing as it makes a considerable contribution to performance. This memory is fully available to any application that needs it. "Modified" memory is usually quite small. The file cache isn't included in either value.

    The file cache is shown by some other utilities such as Performance Monitor. This is a powerful utility that takes some experience to use effectively. Even with 8 GB RAM I have rarely seen the file cache reach 600 MB and it is usually quite a bit less. It would be even lower with 4 GB RAM.

    I don't think the cache has anything to do with your problem.
    thanks. not sure what else as the mem is already at 50% with 4 gb
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  4.    19 Sep 2016 #4

    Memory management in any modern OS is highly dynamic. Memory usage now may seem high but that is only because there is no better use for the memory. When available memory is plentiful the memory manager will allow processes to us pretty much whatever they want. And why not? Memory was meant to be used, not sit idle. But if a large application is started this memory usage will automatically be trimmed back to meet the demand. The memory manager always tries to manage memory so as to optimize performance, not to minimize usage. It appears that memory management is working properly.

    There is a rather persistent myth that the more memory a computer uses the slower it will be. I read one article that said that was obvious. That is backwards. Using more memory improves performance. The only time usage becomes a problem is when there is a shortage.
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  5.    20 Sep 2016 #5

    Hi, there can be many reasons for a PC to seems slow.

    Does your PC seem any faster if you do a clean boot?

    Could you please then post a screenshot of your task manager when your PC is idle?

    Here are some tips you can consider:
    10 Quick Ways to Speed Up a Slow Windows PC
    How to speed up Windows 10 | How to make Windows 10 faster - How-To - PC Advisor

    You can also run some tests, for example on your disk throughput.
    One person reported slow performance copying files, and happened to be using exactly the same hard disk as I am in a desktop. His disk read/write speeds were severely limited, and recabling sorted that out.

    Try Crystal Diskmark
    CrystalDiskMark - Software - Crystal Dew World
    Last edited by dalchina; 22 Sep 2016 at 04:19.
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  6.    22 Sep 2016 #6

    seems that shockwave now crashes on all internet browsers. internet is very slow, but net is over 10mb. also seems that after you have 3 pgms running you slow down to nothing. have checked for virus, also other forms of crude using spybot, adware, etc. any other ideas?
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  7.    22 Sep 2016 #7

    Hi, I think I'm waiting for your response to #5?

    I have lots of background progs running and starting up- just that they are idle. So at most they take up RAM. It depends what the program is doing.. not the number of them.
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