To increase the cache on the hard disk
,the LargeSystemCache registry key
has to be updated. A cache memory stores frequently accessed data for quick access. When a file stored on the hard disk is accessed, the operating system stores a copy of this file in the cache memory. The next time the file is accessed, the operating system retrieves the file from the cache memory
thereby reducing the access time greatly. Some changes to the hardware, like RAM, may be required to increase the cache of a hard disk drive. A higher cache memory allocation will require more RAM.
How to increase the cache on your hard disk
A cache is a temporary area of storage for quick access to fequently accessed data. It is a very efficient tool used in Windows
Vista and XP
which is set as default under these two operating systems. Reading and writing from the hard drive's cache allows for faster access to some applications.
The cache speeds up file loading times because it keeps a copy on the local machine, meaning it does not have to be downloaded again if it is accessed multiple times. Windows will consult the cache before downloading information, and if it already exists there it can save time by using the local copy stored in the machine's RAM.
Thanks to wjaouadi for this instructions.
Due to higher cache memory
allocation, it is recommended to have more than 256mb of RAM for better efficiency. It is highly recommended to save your registry before any configuration.
- First, click on Start and select Run
- Type regedit in the new window
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