Windows System Cache is an intermediary between read requests from the CPU to I/O devices like disks. With time, the cache management process of Windows start to swap the cache onto the disk, defeating the purpose of using the System Cache. With CacheBoost, the users can control the way Windows manages the Cache of the System and improve the speed of the computer without adding any new hardware.
Up till now, the user could neither control windows behavior nor adjust windows cache to its personal needs with the only choice of restarting the system after some time. CacheBoost solves this problem by taking control over the resource management for file caching and applications. CacheBoost is result of years of research on Windows Memory Management. CacheBoost is an Intellisense performance upgrade for Windows XP/2000/NT/2003/2008. Applications can now allocate memory without forcing windows to swap. This leads to a performance increase and to lower response times, especially if you are running many applications at the same time.
Here are the result of our tests with Cache Boost.
With Cache Boost
Without Cache Boost
Zipping of 5000 files ( html and graphics file around 300 MB of data) on Windows 2000 Prof. Intel Celeron 733MHz , 256 MB.
Time taken 5 minutes 22 seconds.
Time taken 7 minutes 10 seconds.
|Windows 2000 Server running continuously for one week serving 25 clients.|
Server dual Intel P-III, 256 MB.
|Free memory between 64 MB to 84 MB with average 35% swap file usage. Server after one week continuous running was still giving just booted feel.||Free memory between 27 MB to 45 MB with average 65% swap file usage. Server was restarted two times in week.|
|Windows XP Home Edition. Movie maker was used to create a movie from 25 Picture Clips.|
(Scanned pictures from family album 640×480 – true color.)
Intel P-III 1 GHz , 256 MB.
|Time taken 4 minutes 41 seconds.|
Free memory before : 125 MB
Free memory after : 126 MB
54% performance boost.
|Time taken 6 minutes 25 seconds.|
Free memory before : 115 MB
Free memory after : 72 MB
|Windows 2000 Professional on Office PC ( Intel P-II 450 MHz 256 MB Memory). Application running Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Excel. Time period was 9:30 AM in morning and 5:00 P.M. in evening .||Free memory was constant in between 125 MB and 140 MB. Windows Page file average usage was about 18% with lowest to 15% at System start up and peek was 22%. In evening system was giving just booted feel.||Free memory was fluctuating in between 125 MB and 84 MB. Windows Page file average usage was about 35% with lowest to 17% at System start up and peek was 50%.|
These tests prove that the performance of the system improves when using CacheBoost.
A Free Evaluation of CacheBoost can be downloaded from here.