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    PlanetQuake | Features | Tech Tips | 8-10-99
   

Now for Vcache

Vcache is the Windows disk-caching virtual device driver. Here is where you improve the disk performance. Windows limits this, so you need to change it to "set it free". First, you need to disable any disk caching utilities like Smartdrive, as vcache usually takes up all your RAM and resizes it all the time. To change it, go to start menu, run, type "sysedit.exe" and hit ok. In System.ini look for the [VCACHE] entry. It is probably empty, although it may have:
MinFileCache=
MaxFileCache=
ChunkSize=
The number you want here is 25% of your total RAM. For example: 32megs of ram = 8192, 64 megs of ram = 16384
You can just ignore the ChunkSize entry.
For 128 megs of ram you would use:
[vcache]
minfilecache=32000
maxfilecache=32000
(Don’t go above 40MB in Win95)

These next tips were passed on to us from the Adventures on the Internet by Crash.

* Do not Load DriveSpace, DoubleSpace or DoublerBuffer Drivers

1.Even if you never use DriveSpace or DblSpace, Win95 automatically loads the drivers. While the drivers are not huge, they do consume some resources. To keep Win95 from loading them all you need to do is:
2.Find the MSDOS.SYS file in the root directory of your boot drive.
3.Right click on the file, clear the read-only attribute then edit the file.
4.Add these two lines to the Options section.
5.Dblspace=0
6.Drvspace=0
7.If you don't have SCSI drives, also add the line Dblbuffer=0
8.If you don't want to see W95 splash screen, add Logo=0 (speeds boot process)
9. If you are not having ANY problems with your system, add DisableLog=1 - TO THE END OF THE FILE (speeds boot process)
10.Be sure to save the changes, reset the read-only attribute then reboot.

This does save a significant amount of memory but more importantly, it will reduce the number of threads running in the background.

This next tip concerns the "Network Server" option... did you know you can also customize the settings in the registry?

1.Open Regedit
2.Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\FS Templates"
3.Add a new key called "Custom".
4.Then add two new binary values under that key with the names "NameCache" and "PathCache", just as with the other entries.
5.I would recommend using values somewhere in-between what the standard values are for "Desktop" and "Network Server". The values I have found to be the best compromise are "00 08 00 00" and "30 00 00 00" respectively, your Mileage may vary. (2048 filenames and 48 pathnames)
6.Close Regedit
7.Right click on "My Computer"
8.Select Properties then the Performance tab.
9.Select "File System" and you will now find the "Custom" option in the drop down box.
10.Select it and click on OK then be sure to reboot.

Those are some of the best tweaks we’ve found.

A final note to people upgrading their Windows 95 to Windows 98: It’s an upgrade, not the real thing. Windows 95 is still there, which means old drivers and old problems. If you really want a clean machine, install Windows 98 over a clean HD, and a complete reload.

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