How to change read ahead cache in windows xp?

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#1

Hi I installed NHL 2000 for the pc and it said to fix strutting video problems change the read ahead cache for the CD-ROM to low. But I’m not so sure how to do that?


#2

This might be what you need:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158904

RM


#3

[QUOTE=RichMan;2539994]This might be what you need:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158904

RM[/QUOTE]
I’ll test that out soon.


#4

[QUOTE=RichMan;2539994]This might be what you need:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158904

RM[/QUOTE]
I can’t find it on my computer


#5

anybody?


#6

Which version of windows are you using?

Try – My computer/ Properties/ Advanced Tab/ Performance Settings


#7

nope only shows visual effects, data execution prevention and advanced which has processor scheduling virtual memory and memory usage


#8

Shite! Sorry, I didn’t realize the link I suggested was for Windows 95.

:o


#9

I really need help on this I don’t like strutting video problems.


#10

waiting here


#11

Sorry you haven’t found the answer yet. I don’t have access to an XP machine right now so this is just a “maybe” Go to Device Manager and find your optical drive/s right click (or left, I forget) and select “Properties” there should be some tabs, maybe “Performance” is one of them.


#12

Maybe I can install windows 98 with vmware workstation, but I don’t know how to do that. Every time I try to install windows 98 I can’t because it says operating system not found


#13

Give TweakXP a try, http://www.tweakxp.com/tweakutility/, it’s shareware but you can use the free trial to see if you can change the read ahead cache.


#14

nope can’t find it


#15

[QUOTE=formyhunny;2541694]nope can’t find it[/QUOTE]

That’s strange! Here’s a quote about TweakXP:

"Under Hardware Tweaks, select your system’s CPU from the list. Then, click on the CD/DVD Tweaks button and use it to optimize the CD-ROM read-ahead cache size (set it at “large” unless your PC has less than 64MB of RAM-


#16

Can’t find it. One question is this on an older version?


#17

You can’t find this screen with the CD/DVD tweaks?

http://www.extremetech.com/image_popup/0,,iid=7381&aID=19543&sID=1027,00.asp


#18

mine look much different. Do you have that version so I can download.


#19

I don’t have but you can download a trial from here: http://www.totalidea.com/productdetails.php?Product=Tweak-XP


#20

I set the cache to large and it is mostly better with less strutting video. One more question does anybody know how to make the fps for games faster?