Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

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Re: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

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I think the L1 cache and cache overhead take too much RAM from the system. Your free RAM (~6GB now) may not be sufficient for games. I suggest 6~8GB for L1 Cache and change block size to 32~64KB to reduce the cache Overhead.
Note: Changing block size will reset the L2 cache content.
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Re: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

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And since you enable Defer-Write for both L1 and L2, you should enable the Defer-Write option "Flush L1 Cache to L2 Cache".
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Re: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

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Thank you, I have made those changes. Do you think the Defer to write being set to 90 secs is good or should I go for the full 300? This is mainly for games.
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Re: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

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For tuning Defer-Write parameters, please see https://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/pri ... write.html
A big latency can reduce writes on disks, however, it also introduces more risks of data loss and may trigger "urgent writes".
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Re: Somthing toward a "sticky:" Suggestiion for a configuration discussion for various PC usage patterns

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My 2 cents: Never use defer write when you don't have a battery backup - a laptop with a functional battery or a machine with an UPS, otherwise the danger is too high. Unless the data is so unimportant that it can be lost.
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