WHAT IS A CACHE?????

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Sandy K. on Thursday, January 04, 2001 - 06:44 am:

Hi....
Need help here...
1)What is a CACHE?
2)Where is its usage?
3)Do I have to "clean" it like defragging?
4)If the need arises where would I find it?
Have seen it posted on some other sites that I have visited....no one seems to know what,where,how,when to do.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Richard on Thursday, January 04, 2001 - 08:07 am:

Sandy,

Here is the definition of "Cache" from "Guru.net".
Hope this helps you understand.

Your Web browser's cache, which contains the most recent Web files that you have downloaded and which is phyically located on your hard disk (and possibly some of the following caches at any moment in time)
A disk cache (either a reserved area of RAM or a special hard disk cache) where a copy of the most recently accessed data and adjacent (most likely to be accessed) data is stored for fast access.
RAM itself, which can be viewed as a cache for data that is initially loaded in from the hard disk (or other I/O storage systems).
L2 cache memory, which is on a separate chip from the microprocessor but faster to access than regular RAM.
L1 cache memory on the same chip as the microprocessor.
Also see: buffer, which, like a cache, is a temporary place for data, but with the primary purpose of coordinating communication between programs or hardware rather than improving process speed.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Arline on Friday, January 05, 2001 - 01:25 am:

Hi Richard,

This I am interested in, but, could you pass this by me again in newbie speak.

Thanks a million,

Arline.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Catchup on Friday, January 05, 2001 - 03:38 am:

RE: Cache;

This is simply the Internet web site data that is stored on your computer when you visit a web site. It stores web pages both text and graphics, the entire web page.

Some web sites have disabled this ability so your computer does not store the data from that particular web page. The biggest reason for this is that some web pages are updated on a regular basis. If your computer was to "Cache" the page and you returned to that particular page you may not see the updated material. An example of this would be like CNN (not that I'm fond of them, they just come to mind) where they update their news many times daily.

So, what this does for you and your internet experience is, it allows you to open pages that you have visited quicker. Other than that it's just a waist of hard drive space...

Catchup
http://waynesworlds.com

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Richard on Friday, January 05, 2001 - 08:11 am:

Hi Arline,
I am also a newbie, so not quite sure how to break it down to newbie speak. I used my guru.net program to get the info. You can too. They recently changed their name from Guru. net to Atomica, but it is the same program and still free. Once you download the program and install it, all you have to do to get the definition of any word is to put your cursor on the word, push alt and left click on the word, a window will pop up and give you the info. It is a great little program and I use it a lot. It was recommended to me a long time ago by Tom, the owner of this site.
You can get to their page here: http://www.atomica.com
Check it out, well worth the time.

Richard

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Anonymous on Sunday, June 17, 2001 - 12:30 am:

Hi!
How do you clear the Cache?

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Josh Lowe on Sunday, June 17, 2001 - 11:01 pm:

Hi Anon,

Are you perhaps talking about clearing your Temporary Internet Files? If so, click tools, internet options. In the section that says "Temporary Internet Files", choose "delete Files". You can also adjust the settings by making the size of the folder smaller so it will clear quicker.

If you are talking about actually managing the information in the cache, then you need to look into a program like "Evidence Eliminator".
http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-10105-100-2491091.html

Josh Lowe
http://www.dyno-mite.com

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Richard on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 12:38 am:

Anon,

Go here: http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/Tweekz.htm
and download a small java script program named iecache2.js, it will clean your "cache" (temp internet files). There are several other programs on this page that will perform other repair functions on your pc.

Richard

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Anonymous on Saturday, October 06, 2001 - 06:39 pm:

I've only just joined Newbie so I'm catching up on the varius messages. A warning! If you vist porno sights the images will be saved in your cache memory. They will eventually be replaced by more recent images but how quickly will depend on how often you use the internet. I don't know what the situation is in the US but in the UK if you take your computer to a shop for repair and such images are found on your hard disc you can be in trouble, depending on how bad they are. The moral is don't access such sites, but if you do, clear out your cache on a regular basis.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Josh Lowe on Monday, October 08, 2001 - 07:10 pm:

Gee golly, thanks.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Arline on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 - 05:33 pm:

Hi Josh,

I also tried to reply to the previous posting, but as the board only allows 1k of space and my tirade was 3.86k it wouldn't take it. Needless to say, I then couldn't think of anything any more eloquent to say than you have.

Its so good to see you here when you can make it, you are the mortar holding together the bricks of the Newbie Forum.

Cheers,

Arline

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Josh Lowe on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 - 08:35 pm:

Hi Arline,

I couldn't resist posting a reply to that advice. Wow, you must have had quite a response if it was nearly 4k!

I don't think I am the mortar holding it together... but I appreciate that compliment.

Josh

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Arline on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 - 09:37 pm:

Hi Josh,

HaHa, it was, and thinking about it now, maybe it was just as well the board wouldn't take it. After the 6 weeks of sheer hell you all went through trying to help me get rid of that porno trojan I picked up, I am in no mind to read drivel like that, even if it did come from my side of the "pond". Oh by the way, did i ever tell you that it was the Newbie Clinic that finally found the solution to that particular problem for me ?

As for the compliment, your welcome, you've earned it, you deserve it, so just go enjoy it.

Cheers,

Arline

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Debby on Thursday, November 08, 2001 - 04:15 pm:

Caching pages is also something very common to your ISP. They also Cache pages so their service appears to be faster but in fact you are just seeing old content until they also clear their cache space. Easy way to clear yours in IE is go to Tools, Internet Options, Clear your Temporary files both online and offline. Also clear your history file especially before you take it in for service.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Jim on Sunday, September 08, 2002 - 04:43 pm:

Hi, I'd like to get Keyboard Magic but the disclaimer says its only been checked on a desktop, not a notebook - which I have. Has anyone used this on a notebook and is it worthwhile? Thanks. I'm new to PCs and want to learn and this sounds interesting. Jim Hamm

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Josh Lowe on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 06:45 pm:

Jim, the difference is that keyboards on a laptop are laid out differently from those of a regular computer keyboard.

I would expect that nearly all "tricks" that you can do on a computer keyboard are basically the same on the laptop, however, on a few things, you may find the keys on your laptop are arranged a little differently.

Hope that helps..

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Jim on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 03:26 am:

Josh, thanks, it does help. I was also wondering if anyone has tried "Keyboard Magic" and found it helpful and useful. Jim

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Anonymous on Monday, January 20, 2003 - 03:44 am:

Hi,I am a Newbie,Thanks for all the helpful info I have been reading about.Wish I would've found this site sooner. Thank You Martina

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Darlene on Sunday, November 02, 2003 - 05:33 pm:

Arline,
I have just read about the situation you seemed to be in, i believe i am having the same problem. I have pop ups and they are of young girls in various state of dress/undress
Would you share with me how you got rid of yours. I have done everything. Even in correspondance with the techs running the site in question
my e-mail is visittexas@hotmail.com
If you would share with me i would sure appreciate it.
Thanx
Darlene

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this message   By Donna Morrow on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 03:44 am:

Hello Darlene,

It also sounds as though you may have spyware in your computer. You can download a free utility for removing it from this link:

http://download.com.com/3000-2144-10045910.html?part=69274&subj=dlpage&tag=button

This will take you to Download,com, the Adaware 6 page. You can also go to Lavasoft.com and download Adaware 6 from any of several sites. I hope this helps, Darlene.

Donna


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