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October 25th, 2006, 13:13
@kalniel

3) is okay

4) I would advice against doing that. Enabling largesystem cache means it will chew system memmory before it writes it to the drive (up to the physical ram limit). In a file server this is fine because the file server isn't really doing anything other then serving files. So in that application the ram requirememnts are low and having fewer disk writes will increase performance.

However on a home machine where you often have multiple applications running and especially if you are playing games (Gothic 3 has his own caches) or any other application that loves RAM all you are doing it wasting ram. You don't have constant disk access like on a file server so you are loosing ram and gaining a minor advantage in less disk writes.

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