Windows XP is considered to be a very fast operating system. That doesn't mean that with a little bit of tweaking you can't squeeze more performance out of the system. CachemanXP is a tool designed to aid you in tweaking your computer by auto-optimizing system parameters.
Windows XP Performance
Unlike other tuneup utilities, CachemanXP runs as a system service, minimizing resource usage and improving Windows XP performance at system-level.
Manage running programs
CachemanXP can display an overview of running Windows XP applications along with exact process details including RAM usage. CachemanXP is able to end non responding programs, also in the case where the task manager will fail! You get several other process management features including lowering the memory usage of any program, changing the process priority permanently or moving the application window to front.
PC Hardware Tuneup
CachemanXP offers a wide range of PC Hardware Tuneup options including tweaks of computer cache. What is a computer cache? A cache in computing is a high speed data storage component. Your computer tries to get data from a cache, before accessing slower storage components. The more data can be accessed from the cache, the better the computer's performance becomes. CachemanXP's one-click optimization will tweak all cache parameters, but you can change them also manually.
Display memory and CPU Usage in Tray Icons
With CachemanXP you get up to 3 configurable tray icons in the Windows XP Tray Area. When you right click a tray icon, you can set which system information should be displayed in that particular tray icon image. Default icon display consist of free memory and CPU Usage. The visualization type can be configured as graph, block or numeric display. If you want to change color and font options double click a tray icon and go to the options tab in CachemanXP's configuration window.
Change process priority for good
In Windows XP any program (=process) can be changed to temporarily run with a lower or higher processor priority. When a lower priority is configured for a process, Windows XP will give it less resources. A high priority process will get more CPU time. This can increase the performance of that particular process (especially if you run many applicaions at the same time). With CachemanXP you can change process priority for good, so it will be still at the configured priority after you reboot your computer.
RAM Recovery functionality is already included in Windows XP. You may ask yourself why there are so many programs that offer this feature. There is no magic behind this function. Inactive or crashed programs are simply moved from your physical memory (RAM) to a space on your Hard Drive called the Paging File (=Swap File). If Windows XP does recover RAM already, why bother? As an example imagine a netbook computer with 1024 MBytes of RAM. After booting up you have 700 MBytes free
Windows 2000/2003 or XP