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Prefetch Tweak?

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Temperal

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#1
I grabbed this tweak from another thread hoping for a response if at all possible.

The post below lists 0, 1, 2, or 3 as options for the prefetch value. When I looked at my current registry value it is set to 5?? Anyone know why this may be or if it is OK? Should I set it to 3 or does it make a difference? Thanks in advance...

Temperal



hello, everyone... I've got a few tweaks and info to add to this great thread...

1. link to Laurens "Prefetcher"-tweak



quote:
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This is an unique technique for XP, which could improve the performance significantly by tweaking the prefetcher. Recommended hardware: PIII 800 or higher, 512M RAM or more.

1. run "regedit";
2. goto [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Cur

rentControlSet\Control\Session

Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\

EnablePrefetcher];
3. Set the value to either 0-Disable, 1-App launch prefetch, 2-Boot Prefetch, 3-Both ("3" is recommended).
4. reboot.

It will decrease the boot time but double and increase the performance of your XP. Try it!
 
J

Jim

Guest
#3
I've just tried it and my comp shuts down and starts up alot quicker. The speed is about the same.

BTW my current registry value it is set to 3 was 5
 

2z

OSNN Gamer
#4
Cool

it is quicker :)

Strange how the values are set to 5

I've never come across it before ??????

Perhaps a tweaking program has changed the settings ????

:confused:
 
M

MiseryQv2.1

Guest
#6
What programs do you guys have in common?!?

I just checked my registry settings on 3 of my XP machines and they are all 3...
 

yoyo

_________________
#7
The default value is 3. There was however a tweak around on the net for a while recommending to set it to 5, which actually disables prefetch. Perhaps some makers of tweaking utilities included this wrong information in their programs. If you want prefetch make also sure that taskscheduler service is running, it depends on it.
 
A

allan

Guest
#10
Some time back there was an erroneous "tweak" circulating the web that suggested changing the prefetch registry setting to "5". The only settings the system will recognize are:

0 = disabled
1 = application launch cache
2 = boot launch cache
3 = both

anything else doesn't work.
 

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