Task Manager - system cache

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ngkeith

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Can someone advice what system cache is referring to in the performance tab in Task Manager.

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Windows 2000 allocates a portion of the virtual memory in your system to the file system cache . The file system cache is a subset of the memory system that retains recently used information for quick access. The size of the cache depends on the amount of physical memory installed and the memory required for applications. The operating system dynamically adjusts the size of the cache as needed, sharing memory optimally between process working sets and the system cache.
Same is true in XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...serv/reskit/prork/prec_evl_knnt.mspx?mfr=true
 
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system cache is where system stores recently used data.size of the system cache is assigned by the amount of ram needed by the applications.if windows need more memory than what is available,windows will lower the size of system cache.
the longer u use the computer,the more no of files u have used or accessed ,the larger is the system cache.Again windows will adjusts it based on the memory needs.
 
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