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    HELP Cache in Windows 7 64

    To save me a lot of time and headache does anyone know where the registry key for disk cache size is? I am doing some HTPC work using 16Gigs of memory and a Partiot 8GB high speed USB flash drive to find the best setup for power efficency.

    I will give credit in my article for any help I get and will add a special thanks to OCF and perhaps I can get a sister article worked up for here as well.
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    Think this is it ...

    http://en.kioskea.net/faq/7106-windo...-of-disk-cache

    Hope that helps, doesn't seem like you can set a specific size however.
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    Thanks I have seen similar things. I guess I thought it would be like the old days when you could actually set a cache size so the HDD would shut down. I will see what happens with this but I honestly feel there are some lines (code or registry) somewhere that will actually allow me to do two things.

    I want to use the USB key as virtual memory and use 8-12 gigs of the memory as cache.

    I used to play with registry and system settings all the time. Hell I had 720K conventional memory avalible in MS-Dos by simply observing what reserved memory in the UMB area were not used. Win3 did not like it but Geo Works did great.

    Anyway I do appreciate the link. OH btw anyone following this thread: CCC and other ATi software may not play nice with a large system cache.
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    Hey Archer, long time no see.

    Maybe using the USB key as a (dedicated or partial) paging file would help? Then you could modify the power settings to spin down the HD. That and/or using it for ReadyBoost?

    Good luck either way, looking forward to seeing your article. Will you be posting it over at tech reaction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmtyra View Post
    Hey Archer, long time no see.

    Maybe using the USB key as a (dedicated or partial) paging file would help? Then you could modify the power settings to spin down the HD. That and/or using it for ReadyBoost?

    Good luck either way, looking forward to seeing your article. Will you be posting it over at tech reaction?


    Well I already have it in the works at tR but as far as something else I am working on I will probably post at both (OCers and tR) with a little bit of a twist for each.

    I can't get the USB to run as VM though I had no issues in XP. I think I may actually spread this out over a year if I get mad at MS for taking more advanced user control away from advanced users.

    At the moment I am using 6 gigs oif the flash for DC (Boinc) work and trying to take the load off of the HDD with hopes of letting the HDD shut down at times. I have VM disabled but I still don't get the HDD to shutdown like I like. A 4 to 8gig ram disk may be in order if I can get one set up with win 7.

    I have a lot of work to do with this OS. I sware every new windows gives people like me less control and more of us move to alternate operating systems.
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