|CD/DVD tweak guide
Updated on October 21, 2000 by Thomas
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the more hardcore people out there, particularly those with
CD-writers & DVD drives. CD-Quick
may be more suitable for you. With this program you “Can
use up to 64MB of RAM or 512MB of hard disk for a CD-ROM
cache”. This amount can be changed as you see fit.
it does actually work (& work very well at that) it may
not be of too much benefit to people that mainly game on the
PC or those where the CD usage is minimal (playing audio CD’s
doesn’t count), the $29 price for registering may also
turn you off it.
– You can use either RAM or the Disk for the
caching purposes, but not both.
the Disk cache to 32MB or so (depending on usage you may
need more, or less). Unless you have over 128MB RAM I wouldn’t
recommend using the RAM for caching. Although this may
depend on whether or not you use the PC for other RAM
intensive applications, such as games, or multimedia
editing, like Adobe Photoshop. Seeing as the RAM is faster
you may not need to set it quite as high as the Disk cache.
best performance you should use RAM for
caching, however this will leave less available for other
applications. As a result most people will use the Disk
cache instead. Using the Test facility with CD-Quick cache
& my Disk cache set to 32MB I got the following results.
you can see the results are quite impressive. 45.73 seconds
compared to 15.71 with CD-Quick cache enabled.
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