An intermediate data storage area with high performance but limited capacity. The term "cache" can refer to hardware cache (on a processor) or software cache (which stores commonly used values in a computer's memory).

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disk write cache buffer and separate power supply

Windows has a setting to turn off the write-cache buffer (see image) Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device To prevent data loss, do not select this check box unless the ...
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Mac OS X Finder: Folder Color Labels are not staying across computers on connected to SAN

I'm trying to label certain folders on a SAN drive, however certain computers can see these colors and others cannot. I'm curious if there's a way to clear the finder cache for the color labels, as ...
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Making TT-RSS cache images

Due to Google Reader's untimely demise, I've installed tiny-tiny RSS on my Linux machine under Apache 2. It's mostly a good enough replacement and I can at least go back to reading RSS feeds in my web ...
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Is it a big downside for a cpu to not report the L1 Cache?

I am reading information for a processorAMD FX-8320 Eight-Core My primary question is why the L1 cache is not in the information. Would this imply that it does not have registers that it can access ...
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Google Chrome cache - can I view images/snapshots of webpages?

I was working on WordPress writing up blogs, but unknown to me was the the WordPress server for my website was down. so I was essentially working into nothing, the blogs are lost, and the revised ...
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How much of a difference is my squid cache making?

I'm on an ADSL connection that has a bandwidth limit (I can download 100 gig per month). For a bit of a test I set up Squid as a transparent web proxy to capture all HTTP traffic and attempt to cache ...
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Intel Rapid Storage refuses to work (no button in SRT utility)

I've got a fresh Dell Inspiron 15R SE with pre-installed Windows 8, 1Tb HDD and 32Gb SSD on mSATA included by manufacturer specifically for caching purposes and advertised as such. The problem is that ...
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How to force a virtual machine to uncache windows domain credentials

I have a Windows 8 host (latest patches) in an AD domain. a windows 7 (latest patches) virtualbox VM also within the the same domain The issue is that I've been through 2 password change cycles ...
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How can I use SRT to cache a non boot hard drive?

In a comment on my answer to the question Making SSD & HDD work together like a hybrid I was informed that my statement that SRT can only cache a Windows boot drive is no longer valid. I have ...
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Xeon vs overclocked i7 Extreme for lowest latency

I am aware that the differences between high-end i7 and Xeon are: compatibility with dual socket motherboards, total L2/L3 cache size. overclocking capability. extra cores - Haswell ...
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Unknown process using 50% of HDD periodically and slows down PC heavily

The PC is new, i3-3220 and with Windows 8 x64. Sometimes (couple days cycle) it starts crashing and slowing down instantly for no reason for like couple minutes. All programs stops, music stops ...
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Win7 makes my fat32 fs corrupt when i create some files in linux, in dual boot environment

all I setup a dual boot environment with linux 3.9.2 and win7. I used a fat32 partition to share some files between them. After booting into linux, create/delete some files and then switch back to ...
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clear md5 cache on Mac

I noticed that calculating the md5 sums, for large files, take much less time the second time you run the md5 command on them. Is there any way to clear the cache? I'm actually writing a parallel ...
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mod_deflate - possible to compress 1k or higher only? cache?

Is there a way to tell mod_deflate in .htaccess to only compress files if they are at least 1kb? Also, can it cache compression results? Once it compresses a file, I want it to use that again instead ...
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Should I format an SSD cache drive before reinstalling Windows 7?

I bought a laptop which has a 500gb hard drive, and a small SSD drive for caching (24gb). It runs Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to format the hard drive and reinstall windows. Should I also format ...
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Linux kernel 3.9 new storage features howto?

Linux kernel 3.9 has been released, which brings new features for storage cache devices (dm-cache), as well as BTRFS RAID 5/6. These features are undoubtedly sexy, but are all but completely ...
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Cache Organisation

Whats's the difference between Direct Mapping and Four-way Set Associative? They both mean that certain blocks of the cache are associated with certain parts of the main memory. The only difference ...
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RamMap “Empty standby list” drastically speeds up PC. Is there a better way to do this?

Many people are educated on how Windows Memory manager caching work by reading Microsoft white papers, etc. However, there are relatively few documents that describe real-world performance issues ...
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How many registers does Intel® Core™ i7-3770T Processor have?

I've been looking at this website: http://ark.intel.com/products/65525/Intel-Core-i7-3770T-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_70-GHz But I can't figure out the number of registers.
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Bizarre domain/host file/browser issues. A real chin-scratcher

I was working on a dev site yesterday (of which I have a modified host file to view) when all of the sudden Chrome stopped being able to load the site. Or the production site (no host file mods ...
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How can I locally cache pictures from a web-page so it loads faster?

I am, on a nearly daily basis, accessing my companies staff directory that is hosted on our wiki. The "problem" (and I use the term loosely) is that when I load the page everybody has a picture ...
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Firefox says “server not found” because it's adding WWW. How do I stop this?

This is very frustrating. I have been accessing servername.local on Firefox. That's its URL. No www. At some time, servername.local ceased to be available and I got an error message: "Server not ...
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How can I clean HOME folder in linux?

There is a way to clean in a controlled way the $HOME folders than usually save cache files? E.g: I have a .config folder with more than 300MB. How can I clean it?. Is there a program that can be ...
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OS X is not refreshing my site properly

I admin a website for a student group here at my university, and I usually edit either with Dreamweaver (not in WYSIWYG mode, mind you) or by ssh-ing into the server and editing via nano. Just today, ...
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Stop certain websites from using local cache in Firefox

In Firefox you can limit the amount of data that's allowed to be stored in the local cache, or you can let Firefox manage it. Is there was a way to set it to not cache anything from certain sites - ...
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How To force firefox to store FLV files in %TEMP%\acro_rd_dir instead of Firefox cache?

I am using VideoCacheView to save videos that I have already watched, VideoCacheView saves FLV files from the folder %TEMP%\acro_rd_dir but sometimes, the embedded flash player does not save FLV files ...
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What happens to files when cache is cleared

Browser caches are just files, so clearing the cache of your browser is nothing more than deleting the files & skipping sending them to recycle bin first, correct? They would be completely ...
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Reducing cache waste in Windwows VMs

At Is there a way to reset Windows file cache? we learnt how to use RamMap to free up the all-you-can-eat Windows file cache, which was nice. Am I the only person to think that reducing cache sizes ...
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What cache makes a file search faster for the second time exactly?

On Windows on a HDD partition with Total Commander, if I make a file search on the file system root e.g. C:\, it will take considerable time: it display as it walks the entire directory structure ...
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Place entire folder tree into DDR's cache?

I was playing Starcraft 2 on my machine with 32GB RAM. I was thinking on how the game only ever maxes out at ~2GB, but it still has to load the different single player maps. I see the memory ...
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Can we run linux in something faster than RAM?

This is perhaps a silly question, and may be the result of a misunderstanding. I'm studying CPU's right now, and memory in particular. I was just reading about how much faster SRAM is than DRAM but ...
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Fancycache + HDD vs SSD

My girlfriend's three years old Sony Vaio laptop is getting really slow so I will perform a clean Win7 install on it in a couple of weeks. While at it, I'm considering getting her to upgrade a ...
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Are there CPUs with true shared memory? [closed]

I work on parallel algorithms and want to validate certain theoretic claims by runtime experiments. As it turns out, most (?) modern multicore CPUs use NUMA which inherently breaks many models to the ...
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Windows cache and temp on RAM disk

I have 16 GB of memory and have just started to experiment with having a 1 GB RAMdisk. Currently, I only have the browser cache there, but I am thinking of moving the Windows7 cache and temp ...
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Prevent IE from page caching

I am forced to use IE at work and it caches a notorious amount of pages. I understand that pressing SHIFT when hitting refresh forces it to reload the page from the server but I am unable to find a ...
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Is cached RAM in use or not?

I have these stats on my server at the moment: # free -mt total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 64461 64157 303 0 28 ...
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Replace file in IE9 cache and prevent it from being changed or updated

IE cache is in C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 and in an unencrypted form. I want to change an image file in that folder and not have it ...
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Acessing memory location checking for data

I'm looking for specific information and hoping someone can point me right as I've been looking for some time. As related to cache memory the following list is set of instructions I'm guessing? Well ...
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How much RAM will Windows 7 consume or reserve for cache if I install 16 GB of RAM? [closed]

I have a pc with 4 gb of ram. I am thinking of buying 16 gb of ram because it might help windows 7 cache more "stuff" and I would browse stuff faster and maybe it would allow games to cache all data ...
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Trying to get a app that has a registration error

I have a app called codekit I installed but it gives me a registration error and just quits the app. I emailed the creator and he told me to do this Delete everything. The app, the plist, the folder ...
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How do I perform a clean install with an SSD cache

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio T series Ultrabook that has a 24GB SSD cache that uses the ExpressCache software from DiskKeeper. It looks like this is an OEM only solution and I don't see any ...
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No Accelerate button/tab on Intel Rapid Storage window

I have an ASUS P8Z68 motherboard with a Corsair SSD as my primary boot drive. I have a TB standard hard drive as a secondary data drive. I am attempting to use an older Intel SSD as a cache on the ...
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Where is the flag for write caching on any given drive located? Is it in the OS or on the disk itself?

Basically, I want to know if write caching flag is portable (stored on the disk), or if it is dependent on the OS (maybe stored in the registry or something) via which it is activated. If I enable ...
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Facebook Messenger - Unable to create cache Error On Win 7 Startup

Every time I start Win 7, I get the following Facebook Messenger related message appear in a 'notepad' window on my desktop. Any ideas how to stop it? [0105/225425:ERROR:backend_impl.cc(2086)] ...
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Override cookie in Squid

How can I set up Squid to replace a specific cookie so that all clients that connect through the proxy have the same cookie from the perspective of the remote website?
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How can I configure the amount of cached data Chrome has? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is Chrome default cache size limit? After days without closing Chrome and tons of tabs opened, I have noted that Chrome delays page load and I often see a "Waiting ...
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DNS cache will not clear on a Windows XP machine?

I have a Windows XP machine that refuses to connect to one of my servers no matter what I've tried. It points to a null IP address (not the correct IP) and HTML-get as well as ping and tracert all ...
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How to clear cache via command line?

I want to clear all caches via command line on linux, how do you do this? Mem: 1033200k total, 175560k used, 857640k free, 5880k buffers Swap: 2097144k total, 0k used, ...
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Chrome's Flash cache on Windows

My C drive is running out of space and sometimes when viewing large flash vidio on Chrome there is notification that the disk is running low. I want to change the cache location of such flash cache ...
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Cache memory error on motherboard

I am receiving 11 beeps on AMI bios (cache memory error from beeping codes). The motherboard is an ASRock CONROE945PL-GLAN. Can anybody help me solve this? I tried resetting RAM and CMOS battery, ...