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Bad dog, Don't Fetch

Articles / PC Games/Hardware/Microsoft
Date: Jan 18, 2008 - 09:35 AM
OC Modshop offers up some advice for those unfortunate enough to be saddled with Windows Vista: get rid of that ridiculous "superfetch" thing.

If you're a multi-tasker, then SuperFetch does have significant performance advantages, but you need butt-loads of memory. The performance advantages really only show themselves if you have more than 4GB of RAM, and because of that, you should be running a 64-bit version of Vista to see all of that extra RAM.

In our testing SuperFetch only offers performance enhancement if you have 4GB of RAM or more, and even then you only shave off fractions of a second when loading programs. If you open up Task Manager you will probably notice very little Free Memory, and nearly half of it taken up as Cached.
Superfetch runs as a "service" in Vista - so run services.msc, stop it, disable it, reboot, and enjoy the increased speed.

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