Necessary to swell upto 4.7 times?

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  1. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    CPU : Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @2.50GHz
    RAM : 2GB
    HDD : SATA2 500GB Hitachi Partitioned C:250GB & D:250GB
    O S : Windows Vista Home Premium sp1 32b

    Have just installed RVS Home 2010 free
    The load on partition C: of HDD is 26GB inclusing RVS
    The same load swells upto 123GB, 4.7 times inflated.
    Is this necessary?
    Why?
    Or is anything wrong?
    How to correct?

    Thanks !
     
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    Hi fuquen,
    Unless you have filled your cache, the space is only reserved, not used. Remember, the default setting is to allow a maximum of 50% of the available free space on your system partition (usually the C:\ drive).

    Mike
     
  3. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    Thank you Mike !

    1.
    Would RVS run better if the capacity of partition C were 500GB than
    if the capacity of partition C were 100GB ?
    2.
    I have 9 and 10 year-old machines with HHD of IDE interface and capacity
    only 30GB or 60GM and RAM only 256MB or 512MB and AMD Athlon 1500+ 1.35GHz or similar CPU.
    Will RVS run normally on these machines?

    Thank you !
     
  4. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

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    1. Does not matter though the cache would be larger by default because the disk is larger given the setting remains the same percentage

    2. We regularly test against "commodity" systems and simulate the same in VMs with similar specs using Win XP (Win 2K not supported) and RVS works well. On older systems like you describe, I would suggest you completely defragment your hard drives and do a general cleanup (temp files, etc) so you start with the best possible performance.

    Mike
     
  5. fuquen

    fuquen Registered Member

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    Thank you very much for taking so much time to answer the silly questions.
    Really appreciate!
     
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