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Yeah, what's sad is that exactly what you want was the one thing Vista did right. It would even manage it based on what you used at a certain time of day. I think it'd be pretty difficult for a third party program to pull it off effectively.

Kinda makes you want to get more RAM though doesn't it? Not even my RAID SSDs can keep up with it.

    Superfetch in Windows 7 and 8x actually still exhibits that behavior.  My system drive is a SSD, but my desktop is located on a HDD.  On my desktop are a couple of text files that I log information to almost every day.  As long as I open them close the same time each day, they open immediately, with the HDD staying off.  But if I open them at a very different time of day, the HDD has to spin up to read the file.  The big difference I have found is that Windows Vista caches files a lot more aggressively than Windows 7 or 8, frequently causing the system to respond slowly because the HDD is so busy reading files to the cache.
    Windows Superfetch stores quite a bit of information about file usage, although I don't know how to parse its databases yet.  You can find its database files in "C:\Windows\Prefetch"; their filenames names all begin with "Ag".  If you have disabled Superfetch, those files may be non-existent or out-of-date.
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Yo @Techie007! I thought this might be of interest:
http://www.tmurgent.com/Tools/SuperFetch_Tools/Default.aspx
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    Thank you!  I will look into what this tool can do.  The page looks interesting, although their download link is broken (it should be www.tmurgent.com/download/SuperFetch_Tools.zip).
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Their download link works fine for me, it's at the bottom of that page. Also, I think these tools only work with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
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    Interesting.  I looked at the HTML source, and the link is written wrong, with backslashes (instead of forward slashes) and a relative path that points to the wrong folder.  Mozilla Firefox interprets it correctly and of course it doesn't work.  Internet Explorer somehow gets the intended URL and downloads the file just fine.  What Internet browser are you using?

On the page (invalid URL):
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<a href="\download\SuperFetch_Tools.zip">SuperFetch_Tools (1.2 MB )</a>

Should be (corrected URL):
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<a href="/../../download/SuperFetch_Tools.zip">SuperFetch_Tools (1.2 MB )</a>
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I'm using Chrome.
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Awesome thread is awesome lol.

I was just mucking around with it and for some reason if I try to cache a game that plays though steam (I was dropping Dayz onto the CacheFolder that Techie provided) it works but as soon as I launch the game it dumps it so there is no performance gain. As in the memory composition drops from 6.5gb to 400mb or whatever it was before I cached the game.

If I use a game that isn't through steam no worries.
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post #78 of 109
It does indeed just push it all back out of RAM, even if you cache it whilst the game is running. A shame because it's my games that are running on a HDD that'd benefit from this.
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Weird, it works fine for me launching through stream. It might be the particular game you're trying is doing something funny.

I emptied the cache using rammap, then cached south park. Went to 2.5GB used, 5.8GB cached.

Fired up the game through steam, 2.9GB used, 5.9GB cached.

Same with path of exile:

Before
3.4GB in use
5.2gb cached

After
4.6Gb in use
5.3gb cached

Even stuff from outside of steam like diablo III is fine.

Before
3.3gb in use
15.1gb cached

After
4.6gb in use
15.3gb cached


As I'm loading the games, task manager shows zero activity on the disk because it's all coming straight from RAM.

Remember, you have to have a ton of extra ram for this to work. The game itself is going to take up it's own memory, and if you don't have enough free ram to account for that, it's going to dump some cache to make room.
Edited by Darius510 - 4/2/14 at 2:40pm
post #80 of 109
It must be certain games forcibly doing this though which makes no sense to me, I only tried a couple of games and got the same effects but I didn't really look so far into it to come to any conclusion.
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