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Typical Role of the computer (in system properties)

By Agent_J
Aug 18, 2002
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  1. In the "Tweaking your System Memory article", how come network server is the recommended choice for the typical role of this computer? Shouldn't mobile or docking system be the choice since it has the lowest caches and memory usage?
     
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    You know I don't remember exactly, but I think its got something to do with better memory usage when you have over 64 MB. Now having a 64 MB machine is something I might laugh at you for, but back in the Windows 95 days when this option was created, that was a lot and was associated with only network servers.
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I would think in this case you'd want the highest cache possible... That increases disk performance.

    Of course, it might not be so good if you have 32mb to 64mb of memory or so.
     
  4. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    It increases the number of files that windows caches and allocates more memory to the windows file cache, thus in most cases increases performance slightly.

    It is possible to increase the settings for this and the CD Read Ahead cache to even bigger settings by modifying the registry.
     
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