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  1.    28 Mar 2009 #1
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    Superfetch


    Hi, can someone please tell me if it is advisable to disable superfetch??, and if so, will it improve overall performance?
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  2.    28 Mar 2009 #2
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    Re: Superfetch


    Hello Rip,

    I would not advise to disable Superfetch. It is designed to help improve your computer's performance when enabled. However, you can do a test by seeing how your computer runs with it disabled and enabled just for fun. It will not hurt anything to test.

    Superfetch (Memory Prefetcher)

    and

    Superfetch - Change Preload Data

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3.    28 Mar 2009 #3
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    Re: Superfetch


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rip,

    I would not advise to disable Superfetch. It is designed to help improve your computer's performance when enabled. However, you can do a test by seeing how your computer runs with it disabled and enabled just for fun. It will not hurt anything to test.

    Superfetch (Memory Prefetcher)

    and

    Superfetch - Change Preload Data

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks Brink!
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  4.    28 Mar 2009 #4
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    Re: Superfetch


    I turned it off the other day because I was fed up listening to frequent heavy disk activity (paying extra for very quiet fans in a PC doesn't do much good if the hard disk is frequently trashing around loudly instead).

    Excessive svchost reading of large files. What's going on?

    So far I haven't noticed any performance differences in any applications or games between having SuperFetch enabled or disabled (I'm not saying they might not be there, but if so we're probably talking split seconds on my system - or for very resource heavy tasks like games, perhaps a few seconds extra on initial launch), but I got rid of the noise .
    If you don't have that problem you should probably just leave SuperFetch enabled.
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  5.    28 Mar 2009 #5
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    Re: Superfetch


    Yeah leave it on , superfetch really does help your system zip along Im very anal about getting the best out of my O/S thats why im here all the time , Ive tested it on and off , on is better , If only for faster map loading ingame
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  6.    28 Mar 2009 #6
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    Re: Superfetch


    Quote Originally Posted by Miths View Post
    I turned it off the other day because I was fed up listening to frequent heavy disk activity (paying extra for very quiet fans in a PC doesn't do much good if the hard disk is frequently trashing around loudly instead).

    Excessive svchost reading of large files. What's going on?

    So far I haven't noticed any performance differences in any applications or games between having SuperFetch enabled or disabled (I'm not saying they might not be there, but if so we're probably talking split seconds on my system - or for very resource heavy tasks like games, perhaps a few seconds extra on initial launch), but I got rid of the noise .
    If you don't have that problem you should probably just leave SuperFetch enabled.
    Thanks Miths.
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  7.    28 Mar 2009 #7
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    Re: Superfetch


    Quote Originally Posted by riptorn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Rip,

    I would not advise to disable Superfetch. It is designed to help improve your computer's performance when enabled. However, you can do a test by seeing how your computer runs with it disabled and enabled just for fun. It will not hurt anything to test.

    Superfetch (Memory Prefetcher)

    and

    Superfetch - Change Preload Data

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Thanks Brink!
    You're welcome Rip. Please let us know how it turns out for you.
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