windows vista cache

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hi all just a question about physical memory cache i currently have 3 gig pc6400 ram 2x1gb + 2x512 running with a q6600 and i was checking my system performance with task manager and it states that i have 3 gig ram 2 gig of which is cached now no matter what i do ie - play a game convert a dvd and even tried converting 2 at same time as a test my memory usage never goes above 1.12 gb and cpu usage dosent go above 34% when converting 1 dvd and about 57% when doing 2 at same time but the ram usage dosent change with 1 or 2 at a time so what i want to know is this limiting the overall performance of my system and if so how do i change the cache size if nescessary any help would be great
 
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Cache can be overwritten immediatly, if an app would ''request'' more ram, it'd really use it instead of cache besides some apps list their ram usage as ''cache, my nero 7 when i was ripping a cd filled my ram, while windows said it was cache... ( ram usage meter was sayign 100%, but taskman said it was cache), usually ram meter has about 50% of my ram free, when its actually used for cache)
If in doubt, you can always try disabling superfetch, I recommend you keep it on, its what makes vista so great I think.
 
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k cheers for the reply i just thought for some reason vista was only using 1 gig of the 3 available but if thats not the case then all well and good
 
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