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Q: file system caching memory

I'm using vista ultimate 32 bit and I have 1.5 gig ram. I have a program called vista manager and one setting allows me to set the file system caching memory at either 256mb, 512mb-1gb, or more than 1gb. Does changing this setting help or hurt performance? I read that it really only matters if I open a lot of large size files.

Another setting lets me select the CPU second level cache at intervals ranging from 256 kb to 8mb. Also wondering about this setting.

I have a p4 HT 3.2 ghz and a 80 gig seagate SATA hd.

Also, does forcing a .dll unload from memory help at all?

Thanks for your time

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Preferred Solution: file system caching memory

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


We noticed that when we use large files from a remotely located file system, it does not get cached by the Windows file caching feature.
Does Windows 7, and/or other Windows OS versions, don't cache files (into memory) located on remote data file servers as when the files are locally read from a local hard disk..?  


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1. There doesn't appear to be an option in BIOS to disable memory caching/shadowing. No advanced options, just Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit. It's Phoenix SecureCore version 0.3204.
2. Also, my memory usage has been a lot higher since running ToolWiz Care tuneup program. I don't have any restore points from that period to reverse it.
Any help on how to remedy either or both of these issues would be really appreciated, 

A:Can't disable memory caching in BIOS etc

Why do you want to disable shadowing? All that does is at boot up, instead of mapping the (slow) BIOS flash RAM of adapters and the mainboard BIOS into the HMA (High Memory Area) at the top of the first 1MB of system RAM, a tiny amount of system RAM is mapped to that location and the flash RAM contents copied to it. That means any access to BIOS code is much much faster, and uses basically no resources - the entire HMA is only 384 kilobytes of memory.
The use of system "Tuneup" utilities is a recognized potential hazard for a system, and can result in either misreported "errors" being supposedly corrected without anything actually being achieved, or some harm being done to important system functions, such as the Registry. Bleeping Computer recommends avoiding the use of such utilities.
Since I don't use them at all, and have no direct knowledge of their operation, I must leave it to more experienced techs here to offer suggestions as to the best way to deal with possible problems when there is no restore available.

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1. There doesn't appear to be an option in BIOS to disable memory caching/shadowing. No advanced options, just Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit. It's Phoenix SecureCore version 0.3204. Is there any other way of disabling memory caching?

2. My memory usage has been a lot higher since running ToolWiz Care tuneup program. I don't have any restore points from that period to reverse it.

Any help on how to remedy either or both of these issues would be really appreciated,

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I have a hp pavilion and there is no menu where i can access the bios memory. I'm stuck in the blue screen loop.

A:Disable bios memory options caching or shadowing

@gameofhp?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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i was having frequent bsod..in that i saw a suggestion to disable thes..so how to disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing..i am having dell studio 1558 laptop with 04dknr motherboard

A:how to disable bios memory options like caching and shadowing

I would post in the Crashes and Debugging forum with your BSOD issue rather then just following a suggestion you saw. Let our experts make suggestions, and then if necessary help to disable any settings that may be needed. Also, fill in your system specs will help anyone trying to help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

A Guy

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What does this mean? (Disable Bios Memory Options caching / shadowing) This is what is showing up on a Dell GX270 along with (Not enough boot memory) It's happening at boot up.


A:Disable Bios Memory Options caching / shadowing

Post the entire, exact error message, please .


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The microsoft could create a caching scheme where'd have an HD normal and another SSD for caching system, greatly increasing the performance of Windows, like the Fusion Drive Apple.

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Dear Forum Users,

I have two HDs in my system:

1. WD Caviar Blue 500GB (OS Drive)
2. WD Caviar Green 1TB

I've read that enabling write-caching may speed up drive performance. I checked on my 1TB drive, it was already enabled. On my 500GB drive though it was disabled.

So I then decided to enable write-caching on my 500GB drive. I proceeded to do so without any apparent problems. However after doing a system restart I saw that it went back to being disabled again.

I've tried this several times already, same thing each time!

Enable write caching restart write caching disabled again.

Does anyone have an idea why this is happening? How to fix this?



A:Disk Write Caching won't stay Enabled after System Restart

Does no one have any Idea?? =\

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I've got a really puzzling issue going on and I wondered if anyone can shed some light on it? A friend of mine has been using his USB memory stick fine for ages. When he plugged it in the drive letter always automatically came up and the drive was always named "Mighty Drive". He was backing it up one night and when he had finished half the files were gone, so he restored his files from a previous back-up. He then continued to work as normal. He came to do his weekly back-up again after using it for the week but when he plugged his memory stick into the computer it no longer said "Mighty Drive" next to the drive letter and it appeared to be empty.

I've done a little more investigation and when I look at the properties of the drive it says that 838mb are used and 172mb are free yet windows still displays the drive as being empty. I can't access any of the data from either command prompt, recovery console or Windows. I've re-installed the drivers, changed drive letters and paths but it always does the same thing. There are some files he desperately needs on the drive.

It is a Samsung Mighty Drive 1GB and it is formatted with the FAT system. I have tried to copy a text document to the drive and Windows says it cannot create a directory.

All the machines used so far have been XP SP2.

I would greatly appreciate any help on this, sorry for my explanation being a bit wordy but it's a very odd error.

Many thanks,

A:USB Memory Stick issues -FAT file system

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Bad memory ,system corruption ,missing file

I found out in one of my thread on malware problem running a scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool saying I may have bad memory.And because this is not malware related and I don't want to be taking any more time of the malware specialists there and so I will post here.

what scans can I run to see if my memory is okay? Could system corruption ,missing file or malware cause bad memory? Only problems I have been having is thumbnails taking a very long time to load in the administrator account but okay in the guest account

Farbar Recovery Scan Tool saying I may have bad memory thread saying it


A:Bad memory ,system corruption ,missing file

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Good evening,
I've had recurring BSODs over the past few weeks. Last week, I was unable to start the system because it would BSOD while booting up or after the boot up was completed (within a few minutes).
Luckily, I had a full system image backup from December 24th, 2014. I recovered the system via the backed up image (Acronis) and so far the system had been working as expected.
This evening after I got back home, I realized my system had BSODed again (after maybe 2 days of continual use without any BSODs). Thankfully, a dump file was created and here I am hoping to resolve the issue.

I have a dual boot system with Linux Mint on an SSD (and a couple of other Linux distros running inside VMs). When Windows was not functional, I used Linux for almost a week or so without any issues. So I'm not sure if it's a memory issue or a hard drive issue.
I've had the system for a little over a year now.
i7 3770k
16.0 GB
3 Hard drives installed:
WD 3 TB - All media and current backups
C:\ - 1 TB Segate 7200 RPM HD (Windows 7)
128 GB SSD - Linux & other distros.

Thank you for all your help.

A:BSOD - File system error or possible memory issue?

You only have one recent dump,

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800c5e3f98, fffff8800c5e37f0, fffff88001281419}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Followup: memory_corruption
Here's a bigger problem though,

Host Name: DEVA
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: JEDI
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00010
Original Install Date: 10/30/2013, 3:21:10 PM
System Boot Time: 2/24/2015, 9:54:12 PM
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
System Type: x64-based PC
Counterfeit installations such as yours contained heavily modified code that causes the installation to behave it unexpected ways. Analysing BSOD's and determining their causes on these sorts of installations is very unreliable. For this reason, many analysts won't attempt it.

My recommendation is to install a genuine Windows 7. This will minimise the problems you are experiencing, and make subsequent diagnosis of BSOD's far more reliable. Once you are running a genuine Windows 7 installation, and are still experiencing BSOD's, we will be happy to help you solve them

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Windows 7 x64 Professional

Hardware less than 2 months.

OS re installed after MS updates failures.

perfmon named failure.

A:BSODs Memory Management, Edit of a critical system file, etc

In this order,

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
You may need to run it 2-3 times to "fix" everything.

Run RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Let it run until at least 9 passes are completed, or errors are found (whichever comes first). The longer you run it, the better.

Finish with the above steps and post back with results\news.

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HI all, recently I downloaded a software from the internet to my flash drive & I click on it just to check but I think that software had virus or something that uses more memory & makes system slow & the software didn't start at all.So, I deleted it as soon as possible. I didn't realize that all my files in that flash drive were infected but later when I copied all files to my external hard drive for backup I notice that when I get to the place where I stored that flash drive files more memory is used & I can hear my laptop making louder sound that usual. It only happens in that place(in my external hard drive) where I stored those flash drive files. When I don't go to that infected place everything is fine. All of my hard drive files works fine.

So far I've deleted all infected files except one file which doesn't delete at all.
I really wanna know if my hard drive is infected or if that file is once deleted then everything will be fine. As I said only when I get to that place where I stored my flash drive files the system becomes slow & I can hear something(maybe ram & cpu) is running very fast inside making louder noise than usual.....

A:File that doesn't delete,uses more memory & system response takes long

Well; for one thing; you should always; always; make sure to have a anti-virus program installed on your system no matter whether its a external drive or internal drive. I use avg anti virus; but there are a number of others out there as well and you will here differing opinions on which one is better. here is the link to the free anti-virus:


i would download; install, and let it do a thorough and complete system scan so hopefully it will remove all viruses(some may not remove possibly in which case hopefully you have clean versions of those files backed up and can transfer the clean ones to the backup drive). But make sure to let it scan completely.

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Hi. I'm having a problem with my computer and I was wondering if anyone can help me.

Recently my computer has been having this recurring problem. It will be working fine one minute, then suddenly slow down and struggle the next. According to task manager something is eating up the page file during these times. It goes up from 0.2 to 1.10 gigs in no time, almost a straight vertical line, then after a while back down to 0.2 again just as abruptly. These intervals of high usage don't coincide with anything I'm actually doing - they seem to occur arbitrarily, even when I'm not running anything at all. In fact nothing listed under Processes appears to come close to even a fraction of this pagefile usage - the biggest one was 20 mb, and added together the processes wouldn't have cracked 50 megs of memory (I know memory is different from virtual memory or the pagefile, though, so this could be irrelevant).


Above is a screengrab of this occurence. It isn't entirely accurate to the normal problem because windows increased my page file during a virus scan due to low memory, but should give the general idea. Most of the minor fluctuations can be explained with the programs I was opening/closing at the time. For example, I was running a virus scan early on, and later, then opened outlook, and so on. The image is a little big but I thought I'd leave the CPU stuff in just in case its somehow relevant (t... Read more

A:Virtual Memory / Page File filling up mysteriously, system crawls

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to me ram has always been pritty much ram but

i see it alot more lately out here then ever so i was woundering whats the deal with Unbuffered

System Memory and Registered System Memory which one is better also does registerd have any

compatibilltiy problems with alot of systems or is it pritty much just the same stuff?

A:Unbuffered System Memory vs Registered System Memory

TheBlob said:

to me ram has always been pritty much ram but

i see it alot more lately out here then ever so i was woundering whats the deal with Unbuffered

System Memory and Registered System Memory which one is better also does registerd have any

compatibilltiy problems with alot of systems or is it pritty much just the same stuff?Click to expand...

Hi TheBlob,

All of your questions can be answered here: http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/dram_memory.asp

-- Tom

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Hi , just wondering , I have a 4GB laptop (dell inspiron n5010) with i3 350 processor and 500 GB HD ... lately I wanted to play the most recent GTA and what happened ? well the game booted but barely have i gone out of the first corner the whole background disappeared ... I went to my graphics settings and it says Generic PnP Monitor and Intel(R) HD Graphics
-Chip type Intel HD
-Dac type Internal
-Bios info : Intel Video BIOS
-Total Available graphics memory 1696 MB
-Dedicated Video Memory 64MB
-System Video memory 0MB
-shared system memory 1632MB

Is there any way to increase the Video memory on my laptop ?
I will add to it that in the Bios itself there are no options available for me to even lower it they are all kind of @[email protected]
I have been trying everything even updates from intel etc but not helping...

A:How to increase video memory in a shared memory system (Dell Inspiron n5010)

All you can do is max out your system memory, if it isn't maxed already. There might be an option in the laptops bios to increase the shared video memory

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Adding memory: is "system specific" memory worth it? (Kingston DDR4) I have a recent P50, and want to add more memory to it. I'm planning to go with Kingston. I've heard it's better to avoid "Value" memory. But I'm a bit stuck on which of the different Kingston lines to go with beyond that. Is there any real difference in getting the "system specific" memory, as opposed to, say, the HyperX? Do Lenovo laptops tend to do ok with the Kingston HyperX? Specifically, the "system specific" memory I was looking at is: Kingston 16GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) System Specific Memory Model, KCP421SD8/16 And the "gamer targeted" memory I was looking at is: HyperX Impact 16GB 260-Pin DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Laptop Memory Model HX421S13IB/16 Kingston has a memory finder tool on their site, which points to the System Specific memory. However, I called them and they said this particular HyperX should work too. I'm sure this is not a novel observation, but I was surprised to find that the "system specific" memory is more expensive than the gamer-targeted HyperX. (At least, once you take into account that those go on sale more often.) I'd in theory rather go with the HyperX because it claims to be fast, etc. On the other hand, there is in theory some appeal to the idea that the System Specific is guaranteeing compatibility. On the other hand, it'd suck to buy the System Specific and find out it's basically just the same thing as, say, Va... Read more

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Is there a way to swap these values? default windows 8 drivers has 256 shared system memory but 0 dedicated video memory but after installing sis mirage 3+ drivers dedicated video memory has gone up to 256mb and shared system memory has gone low to 64mb. Editing sis drivers maybe? but how?

A:Swap Shared System Memory and Dedicated Video Memory values possible?

Shared memory is changed in the bios. Find the button to go into the bios and go under advanced or graphics, then look for video memory.

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I am helping my parents troubleshoot their computers.  My feeling is that they are both infected with the same virus/trojan but I can find it or figure out what is going on.  
The each have identical laptops and both are experience identical problems.  Both are running Avast! and both systems are not turning up any discovered viruses or trojans during scans.  I am on the verge of completely refronting both of their laptops and am really hoping I can avoid having to do that.  I suspected that maybe they were both infected with "poweliks" but the below FRST shows (at least I think so) that neither are infected with that trojan.  I am now thinking its a memory leak on some recent driver/app update - but either trojan or memory leak, I am not finding it.
After a clean reboot, within 24 to 48 hours both systems begin to get very sluggish, both audio and video starts to skip and lag, both mice bounce around like crazy when trying to move the pointer.  After about 72 hours the laptops simply freeze to the point that they have to pull the batteries to get them to shut off.  
I had my Dad run FRST on his computer, below are the results:
FRST Scan results: FRST.txt
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Preston (administrator) on PRESTON-HP on 13-05-2015 10:01:44
Running from C:\Users\Preston\Favorites\D... Read more

A:Memory leak or trojan causing extreme system slowness and high memory usage.

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. 


HKLM-x32\...\Run: [] => [X]
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt1] -> {FB314ED9-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt3] -> {FB314EDB-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt4] -> {FB314EDC-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Policy restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?type=avastbcl&hspart=avast&hsimp=yhs-001&p={searchTerms}
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Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around despite a total hard disk wipe and reinstall from scratch.

I'm a relative noob as far as this sort of troubleshooting, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. My normal modus operandi has been to simply wipe and start over if I ran into serious enough issues, but that did not work this time. Months of google searches have not really yielded any progress, so I thought it could not hurt to ask here.

So the problem. Basically, the longer the system runs, the more memory it uses. Eventually it freezes up, and itf you let it alone long enough after this starts, it will finally reboot itself. Doing anything intensive hastens the process of memory drain, basically the harder it works, the faster it happens. If I am using the PC hard, it only takes a couple hours to burn through all 1 GB. If I am away for days with nothing but background processes running, it takes a few days, but it eventually crashes and reboots.

The only thing that might be slightly out of the ordinary for most users is the fact that I use the PC as my TV and DVR through Windows Media Center and the use of a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime cablecard tuner. Other than that, it's pretty basic stuff on my... Read more

A:Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
This shows important information not found anywhere else.

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Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)

A:System and Compressed Memory (High memory usage)

Originally Posted by EinnUlfur

Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)

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I installed the Nvidia 9500GT got the Blue screen of death after many headaches I took it back and got the Nvidia GT520 still got BSOD I have done a complete hardware diagnostic test on every piece of hardware on the computer and everything checks out good. I have the latest Video card and mother board drivers installed and keep getting the blue screen of death on random things mostly DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL
a theory I have is maybe the Video card memory speed is conflicting with the Video card memory runs faster then the System memory and I've read that Vista has problems with ram that runs at different speeds. could that be the issue?
Just a quick update I just uninstalled the Nvidia HD Audio Driver I have a feeling it was conflicting with the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver...
We will see...
Any help or info from you guys will be helpful, thanks

Here are my system specs:
System Information
Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:13:24 PM
Model Information
Model Name m8300f
Product Number GX611AA-ABA
Software Build 81NAv3PrA1
Serial Number XXXXXXXXXX
System Information
Manufacturer HP-Pavilion
Total Number of Logical CPUs 2
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
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A:Video card memory vs system memory conflict?

Just tried this:http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=586183&mpage=1Hopefully this will fix the BSOD issue,I'm sick of getting the BSOD on my system when nothing is wrong with the hardware. I work to hard to keep it running like new, don't want something simple to take it down. but this has been going on for weeks hopefully this will fix.I'll know in the morning.This is also interesting:http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=190995

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Memory is divided between C/operating system and D /data. The C/drive repeatedly runs low on memory. I cannot continue until I remove at least 3 gb of material. This just started recently. Any Clues?

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Several problems are happening. I don?t know if the extent to which they are related but here they are:
Earlier today, I attempted, but failed, to install the latest update for the AMD Catalyst Control Center (CCC). In one place, a message said that it had installed correctly. Another message said that it had failed to install correctly. In the Control Panel, AMD Install Manager and AMD Quick Stream are shown as installed today while the CCC shows an earlier date.After the failure to update the CCC, the System and Compressed Memory process is consistently using around 50% of CPU but little memory (in the range of 25 MB).Sometimes , but not always, there is a startup error: ?CLIStart.exe. There?s no disk in the drive. Please insert disk into drive\device\harddisk\volume Volume8?This error has appeared less frequently: ?MOM.exe No disk in F.? I have not changed any USB devices recently. It looks like MOM.exe is a replacement for CLI.exe in the CCC. Should I uninstall and reinstall the CCC?When I try to uninstall some programs (but not others), the Windows Installer freezes.The Event Viewer shows many warnings and errors. I know that I can safely ignore some of them but it is quite challenging to figure out which, if any, I should pay attention to. I would love to share them with someone willing to take a look.
Scannow has shown no problems. Webroot is the AV.
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I see the following figures under "performance tab" of task manager in my computer

I understand total is total physical memory 1.78 gb something, system cache memory is "the memory being used out of 1.78 gb" and available is the remaining memory. And as far as I understand, when I add Available + system cache, it should match the Total. However, it is not in this case.

Total - 1825216
Available - 180164
System Cache 264512

Can somebody explain to me then how it works?

A:system cache memory + available memory under performance tab

"Available" plus "System Cache" will not normally equal "Total". If they do it will be mere coincidence.

Total is the memory available to Windows. This may be less than the total installed RAM.

Available is memory on the Standby list plus free memory. Standby memory contains code and data but is not currently in use. It can be thought of as a kind of cache.

System Cache contains the File cache plus the Standby list, plus a few other small items. Note that the Standby list appears in both Available memory and the System Cache. I know this can be confusing.

I see nothing wrong with your numbers, except that the system is under quite a bit of load for your RAM size.

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Checking file system on C: The type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disk needs to be checked for consistency. You can cancel the disk check, but it is strongly recommended that you continue. To skip disk checking, press any key within(10)seconds.
It then says the disck can not be checked due to recently installed software. The thing is I haven't installed anything in 3 months.
I manage to get on to the computer and it is extremely slow, I managed to get it working fast enough to get my university work off of it but it has gone back to being very slow, often freezing. 
I have tried starting it in safe mode and and a list of disks come up and it never gets past this point.
I just started it up and it managed to let me into system repair. It is now attempting repairs. Does any one know how long this will take and whether or not it works? 
I think I may need to take it in to a repair store.
Would appreciate any help.
Thank you.

A:Checking file system C: The type of file system is NTFS.

From the symptoms you described, i suspect a failing hard drive. Can you please post the exact model number of your PC or laptop ?. In case of an assembled PC, post the full specs. 

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A:Checking File System on C: The type of the file system is NTFS

It sounds like you have some corruption in some of your Windows files. As a first step run SFC then Chkdsk.

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Hi Everyone,
Randomly, my lap top running Windows Vista, on boot  up started saying "Checking file system on C: The type of the files system is NTFS. Volume label is S3A6688D007". It then advises me to allow a disk check for consistency. It runs through the check, deletes a bunch of files and then recovers and restarts. Once Windows boots I usually either cannot click on any icons in the tool bar or desk top and a lot of times I loose any mouse or keyboard response, resulting in having to shut down via the power button. I have ran through the process multiple times over the last few weeks and am making no head way what so ever. Can anyone offer me some advise as to what I should do to fix this issue? Thanks!

A:Checking File System on C: The type of the file system is NTFS

It sounds like you have some corruption in some of your Windows files. As a first step run SFC then Chkdsk.
To run SFC click 'Start - All programs - Accessories' then RIGHT click on 'Command prompt' and select 'Run as administrator from the pop-up menu that appears. You will get a black window with white text and a blinking underscore at the end of the text. Then type 'sfc /scannow' (without the ' ', and note the space between 'sfc' and '/scannow') then press the enter key. The system will now scan for corrupted files and attempt to repair them. Let it run until it has finished - this can take up to an hour depending on your system - then re-boot and see if you still have the problem.
If you do, run 'chkdsk /r'. Start off exactly as above but type 'chkdsk /r' at the prompt (again, no ' ' and note the space before the '/'). You will get a message saying it cannot run but will at next boot. Re-boot the computer and let it run. Yes, this is very similar to what your computer is doing at the moment but the '/r' instructs the computer to try to repair any problems. When it finishes it will probably re-boot, if it doesn't, re-boot anyway.
Hopefully this will fix the problem. If it doesn't post back.
Chris Cosgrove

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Hello. I want to find out why Windows does this cheking to my Memory Card. It happened while booting. After "Checking file system on D:
The type of the file system is FAT32." and other stuffs like: "Unrecoverable error in folder \System Volume Information\catalog.wci.", or "\Sounds\FosterThePeople-PumpedUpKicks(ButchClancyRMX).mp3 first allocation unit is not valid. The entry will be truncated." and "Cross link resolved by copying.
\Images\IMG00502-20121218-1525.jpg is cross-linked on allocation unit 6984." After this proces Windows started normaly. I've cheked my documents on the card and found out that some images were damaged and some old music appeared, but only samples, from about 18 seconds to 56. I foud, also, a "BOOTEX.LOG" file, written in Notepad. Could you explain what happened, please? &sorry if there are some bad spelled words.

A:Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is FAT32

It perhaps got removed incorrectly while some programs still had the file data open/in memory. I'd pull everything off the card, format it, and put the data back.

What is the card in? Does it have to be FAT32? Could you use ExFAT instead?

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I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

A:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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Q: Caching

Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..


Avira uses a cache.

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Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.


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My computer had been running a little slowly and I suspected that there might be some spyware running on it. I downloaded and installed Spybot Search and destroy as well as the teatimer that came with it. As the installation started running, Mcafee started freaking out and blocked some file actions. At that point I realized that it wasn't a good idea to have the teatimer running while mcafee was also running. I couldn't find the teatimer in the add/remove programs menu, so I did a system restore to before I had installed the spybot bundle. The restore worked, but then once the system reloaded, an error message came up saying :" the instruction at 0xffa5785e referenced memory at 0xffa5785e. The memory could not be read. Click ok to terminate the program". This error message comes up anytime I try to open a program (the only thing that changes is the number it gives for the memory). I tried to undo the system restore, but the error comes up when I try to open the system restore utility. I tried to load windows in safe mode to undo the changes, but when I try that a blue screen comes up saying that it will not load in order to prevent further damage to my computer. Windows will load when not in safe mode, but it has the memory errors. I have no idea what is wrong with it. My computer is running windows xp. HELP!


A:Problem with system memory after system restore/spybot installation

Try disabling Tea Timer.

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Hi! So my friend has a PC with Windows 10 (installed from USB-Stick with the WindowsMediaCreationTool). It ran fine for about two weeks, which is when the problem started: The "System and compressed memory" and "System interrupts" processes taking up *a lot* of CPU time even at idle. https://i.imgur.com/cDDZhRC.png
The system is usable for web browsing and such, but everything that needs performance like games is severely hindered by these processes. It also doesn't allow the processor to ever go into a lower C-State ("power saving mode" / reduced multiplier), it runs at full speed all the time. Needless to say this is *extremely* annoying and defeats the purpose which the PC was built for in the first place (playing games). Now, this is what we have tried so far: After I couldn't find a solution, I just told him to re-format since that usually solves these kinds of problems. And it did! But only for around 3 days, then the problem was there again. Disconnecting all cables except for the monitor and power cables didn't help. Disabling devices in the device manager didn't help. Disabling automatic updates and Windows defender didn't help. So I just told him to re-format *again* just to see at what point the problem would appear. But this time, right after the system was booted up, and the usual update and search indexer processes were done, the same problem appeared again. So he tested his memory with memtest86, but found no errors. His SSD seems... Read more

A:System and compressed memory & System interrupts unfixable CPU usage

Hi, please feel free to search the forum for threads on "system and compressed memory" where you will find useful information and some fixes.

Here are some I collected on this topic:
System and compressed memory- solutions.doc
System and compressed memory.doc

Please read thru these, keep a list of what you try, then if you still have this problem, post again, listing what you have tried. Good luck!

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So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but

In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?

A:Write Caching

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.

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Hi guys, my USB HDD started showing the 'delayed write failure' pop-ups so I changed the properties to 'Optimize for performance' and enabled write caching (previously it was set to 'optimize for quick removal').

Now the HDD wont show up in any PC, not in explorer / disk management ......i have rebooted, unplugged and waited, opened the caddy disconnected HDD and put together again but nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, there is about 250GB of stuff on it lol.

A:USB HDD and write caching

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I have a company network with 2 internal dns servers on and
Using DHCP.

2 problem Win7 clients.

When I run ipconfig /all on both it shows both DNS servers as expected 

We have a corporate server on AWS and it's IP address changed on Monday during a restart.
Shouldn't have but it did, so we are stuck with a new public facing DNS name for that server, so we updated the friendly CNAME record to point to the new address.

18 of our 20 internal clients, including Win7, 8 and 10 clients and Mac and Linux clients are all finding the corporate server now using the original friendly name.

But 2 Win7 clients are still not getting there.

On both, if we run
nslookup <friendly.domname.com>

It returns the name of of our primary internal DNS server (as nameserver) and the NEW IP address of the host address

So it seems that the client's base OS DNS lookup returns the correct IP.

If I paste that IP into either chrome or Internet Explorer, I get the correct website.

However, if I enter <friendly.domname.com> into either browser (and Firefox) a different website appears.

I can in Chrome test the dns resolver using chrome://net-internals/#dns which returns a list of addresses in chromes internal cache.
And I can flush that browser dns cache by clicking the "clear host cache" button

If I then try the same <friendly.domname.com> again, the cache list is re-populated with a bunch of urls acce... Read more

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I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.


A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.



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I am about to buy my SSD, but I don't know whether I can use the Crucial M4 64GB for caching, next to using it for my complete OS and a game (maybe two, 7 GB average). Because what I would like to do, is put my OS on it (Win7 64-bit) and the game. And then use (a part of) the space left (around 30GB, reserving 27GB for the OS and 3~4GB for the game) for Caching.

Will this work? Or can I only use the Intel SSD Caching on a empty SSD?

P.S. Someone told me I could only use ~20GB or 60GB for SRT Caching, I find this hard to believe, is it true?
P.P.S. Is it true I ought to put the SRT Caching to 64GB? Or would there actually be a difference if I would put my OS and Call of Duty 4 directly on my SSD?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:SSD SRT caching question

hmm; Personally I've never seen CACHING to be configurable.

Placing the pagefile.sys entirely on an SSD would seem doable . . .

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I have windows Vista home basic 32 bit operating system. Recently i installed IE9 ans now if i open a website after clearing cache it gives HTTP code 200 on fidddler then on second session it gives 304 for most of the request . My temporary internet file setting is "Automatic". I checked on temporary internet files and nothing is seen there. If i do the same in firefox 4 then on second request it doesnt give 304 and content is served from cache and i am able to see the content there in firefox cache.
1). In case of IE9 if content is not there in cache then how it is giving HTTP response code 304 (not modified)
2). Is there any other cache other than disc cache if yes then how can i see the content of that cache.

A:caching problem in IE9

I recently installed IE9 on my Windows vista home 32 bit. Whenever I open a website after clearing browser cache then on fiddler first time it gives HTTP code 200 for all requests. When i check on browser cache all gif, jpeg, js are cached and expiry time is 1 month. But when i open the same page it gives HTTP Status code 304 for gif, jpeg and js.
Not able to figure it out why it is not picking the content fron the browser cache. Temporary Internet Files setting in set to "Automatic".

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Guys, hoping someone can help me out...

I'm experiencing a problem when I'm browsing, in that there are Mbs & Mbs being dumped into my temporary folders.

I normally use IE8, but have also used Google Chrome and they both react in the same manner.

Approx 10 mins of browsing, plus a round of Tiger Woods Online can see as much as 150 Mbs be left in either the Temporary Internet Folder or Internet Cache (depending on the Browser used).

I have to run CCleaner on a regular basis, to stop slowdown due to this.

Has anyne else seen this, or can anyone assist in rectifying?

Thanks in advance.

A:Caching Issue

There is an Advanced>>Security option under IE Tools>>Internet Options to Empty the Temporary Internet Files folder when closing the browser. Alternatively, you can reduce the space allocation for the folder under General>>Browsing History>>Settings.

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Hallo zusammen,wo finde ich bei meinem XPS 8900 die Einstellungen für den SSD Cache?
Gruß Peter

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How do i switch this off, its driving me insane. I am designing a webpage and when i make small modifications to the site or style sheet i have to clear the cache to actually see the changes. I have been through the options and can't find the setting.

How do i switch this stupid thing off!?

A:Firefox caching!?

Try in Firefox 2, Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, set the cache to 0.

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We use a WPAD file hosted on a Websense appliance and use IE11 on Windows 7 x64.

We are seeing some performance issues with the Websense delivery of WPAD and have discovered that every computer is making a large amount of calls to the websense appliance to retrieve WPAD.dat. (Up to 1000 per machine in some cases)

We have worked with Websense and found that they were returning a 'no-cache' option in the WPAD response header. Via a patch we have had this removed.
However I still can't find a cached WPAD file on my machine that I am using for testing and have checked all the registry entries I can think of related to caching.
Does anyone have any ideas?

For reference, the WPAD.dat is (edited of course):
// Start of Script
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
// Convert everything to lower case
var lhost = host.toLowerCase();
host = lhost;
//Local Networking Match
if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
shExpMatch(host, "localhost.*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.ourdomain.net") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.local") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", ""))
return "DIRECT";
//Host Matching
if (dnsDomainIs(host, "*.partnerdomain1.com") ||
dnsDomainIs(ho... Read more

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My desktop is an old Dell.
Pentium III 667 MHZ
L667R - Dimension
256 K memory & 128 K memory = 325 total
Computer runs slow, what is the correct caching I should use?
Thanks, madheart

A:Correct Caching in xp

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