Cacheman

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Carol, May 4, 2002.

  1. Carol

    Carol Guest

    Hello all...
    Hmm, I posted a question about the mem mgr Cacheman (?) yesterday, but it seems to have disappeared...??

    Ah well, my question is, would it be beneficial to use this memory manager on my li'l system...

    100 mhz board (I'm pretty sure.. confused: )
    AMD K-6 400
    256 mb RAM
    6 gb hard drive
    56k USR internal modem
    Teac 8x burner
    WinXP Pro:

    Thanks for any input!.... C.
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    cacheman is fine for managing cache, but do not let it manage ram...these programs are harmfull to xp's performance, as xp has excellant memory management
     
  3. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Dealer- Does that mean that I shouldn't be using Clearmem as much as I do? (usually once a day, right before I defrag)
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    I'm hoping someone else comes in here with the specifics, but I seem to have read that everyday defrag is counter productive, unless you're doing some massive file moving everyday...once a week is recomended...but on the other hand, I couldn't figure out just what could be wrong with an everyday defrag, so, lets hope we hear from the putor noitallss on this one
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Just an opinion, I do think that long bouts of defragging could probably cause excess wear and tear on your drive. I run defrag when I think I have to. I use Diskeeper, so I only defrag if I have ungodly amounts of fragments. Unfortunately, I do alot of audio type stuff so I do end up with frags pretty quick. And I notice a slowdown after a couple of days. So I just check it with DK and if it needs to be defragged, I run it.
     
  6. eddieb

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    I agree with dreamliner77 about defrag possibly causing excessive drive wear. This was reported in an article in one of the major comp mags. Once a week to once a month is the recommendation, depending on how you use your machine. Once a week if you are a server, to once a month for someone who uses their comp mainly surfing the net.
     
  7. Binary

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    I don't want to sound too sceptical, but I really cannot image what kind of wear you're talking about. It can't be mechanical can it? If the head ever touches the surface of the platter you can probably kiss both goodbye, so that cannot be the issue. And the disk is always spinning anyway, so that's not it either. So the only "wear" it could possibly be is the magnetic fields flipping bits from north to south and vise versa. I do not know exactly what kind of flipping range a harddisk can take, but I'm sure it's in the multimillions. And I wouldn't think it's at all an issue considering the MTBF of modern harddisks. The failures that do occur have quite different causes.
     
  8. RobbieSan

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    the main wear is to the motors that turn the HD platters and move the heads back and forth.. generally they are quite durable though..