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post #11 of 19
This guide is erroneous as hell. The R3ap3R does not recommend disabling superfetch.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by killerhz View Post
Does it make it better of worse? My system seems just fine without it.
I've noticed no difference in performance with SuperFetch enabled. With SF off, the hard drive usage seems to plumit, which I find helpful for my ears.

I've also noticed no difference with the page file turned on.

Yet there are those that preach turning off Superfetch and the Page File is bad business. I don't really see why.
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
I've noticed no difference in performance with SuperFetch enabled. With SF off, the hard drive usage seems to plumit, which I find helpful for my ears.

I've also noticed no difference with the page file turned on.

Yet there are those that preach turning off Superfetch and the Page File is bad business. I don't really see why.

If you have 3 to 4 gigs of ram, disable the page file but not superfetch. Use readyboost on a 4gb thumb drive (4 gb is the max utilized, even if you think you are using more) if you want to decrease superfetch HDD usage.
post #14 of 19
I like the idea of super fetch, fortunately I don't have raptors so noise isn't an issue.

I'd run some benchmarks to test with and without SF but I just don't use Vista enough to warrant optimizing the hell of it.

Also I find that Vista does run better(smoother) than my XP side does, especially since I installed Vmware.
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post #15 of 19
I like the idea behind superfetch.

But unfortunately, Microsoft's implementation is poor. If it worked as proclaimed, it'd be great - and the linux equivalent("Preload") does work great... but after comparing program startup times for the apps I use commonly(Firefox, Paint Shop Pro 5, JCreatorLE, MediaPlayerClassic, OpenOffice, etc.), I discovered it's completely useless to me.

For some of those apps, it actually increases start times... ...but maybe other people will have more luck...
     
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post #16 of 19
If you disable superfetch you are basically disabling the entire point of Vista being a new OS imo other then DX10.
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post #17 of 19
I like how Vista's system restore just keeps piling up....

After 2 weeks of use, I have 150GB of restore points!

Which I delete.
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post #18 of 19
I never noticed on my single disc setup nor my RAID0 array. Back when i had 1 disc i have 2Gb of RAM now i have 4Gb though so i was never really too low on RAM.
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post #19 of 19
Pretty good, CCleaner can actually get rid of a lot of this stuff automatically by finding unneeded crap and gaining back some HDD space.

wow disk cleanup found 6gb of error logs waiting to be "looked up" which I always block with my firewall because it's NEVER usefull. Most are from my bad overclocks from the GPU or CPU anyway... LOL!

+REP you gave me more than 1% back of my HDD!
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