Yes, there is. If you want a program to occupy some memory, just start it
A very-very strange perception of memory management it is
Usually, my most frequently used programs then stay open and even Superfetch cannot prevent them to be written to the pagefile, if free memory gets short.
Nothing could prevent that, and preventing would be a performance penalty for your currently running application anyway which might be in need of that memory. There are many different memory management strategies (drop the last/least used or the smallest/largest/mounteverest/whateverest page) to counter this, alas, no matter which one you happen to use, it always turns out you should have used another one
There is one very greedy solution though. Get MOOOOORE memoryyy
So I don't want prefetch to occupy more RAM with programs I don't want to use right now, enforcing the use of the slow pagefile.
That's it!!! This is the word emphasis is on. The word "right NOW
". That's why I've written it helps if you use your machine consistently, and that's why you're right, Superfetch is a good invention for regular users (let's not say normal, they might not be
It'd even work for you playing games if you were a "regular" user who arrives home after work, let's say about 5pm. boots into windows (if it's not running yet), spends an hour here on the forum and starts playing game somewhere at 7.20 pm and does that regularly
. If you do that almost every day, most of the files needed for that (or some other if there are many) game would be loaded into memory till 7.10pm and starting it "should" be lightning fast (ok, I know that is never the case
). But if you are capricious, or if there are many different games you play and change them unpredictably, or if there are days that you play at 5pm. some other days you play at 11pm and so on, then Superfetch would be of no use to you.
It could even be pain in your... well, down there. Then you should disable it. It's there to help you but nobody should stick to something just because others find it useful. There are always exceptions. If it's not good for you, get rid of it.
Talking about wasting something: Normal office-pcs already have Quadcores build in. Thats a real waste of electricity.
They're playing much, aren't they?