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Performance, Tuning Tips and Optimizing the runtime behaviour

Solving problems with Windows XP und Vista

The DJ-Workstation tries on first startup to check the system language. It could unfortunately failed to crash, cause Microsoft earlier don't standartized this process.
I get reports that this problem don't occur if the Windows 2000 compatibility layer is active. Due to lack of a XP or Vista I could not test this.

1.1. Limit the Cache

Windows 9x has a hard-disc-cache. This cache buffers data you often use in the faster main memory, to load them faster second time. The cache is dynamic, that means, that he change his size himself. But in my opinion this cache is not very intelligent, because he has the behaviour to grow only without any respects. On weaker machine with "low" main memory and the DJ-Workstation is this behaviour is a pain. If you work with the program e.g. with " full read ahed optimization" the cache explode and at end the the system began to swap. I saw machines with 32 MB memory which used 24,5 MB cache and get a swap-file of 14 MB!

Very intelligent ...!

Limit this thing.
On a machine with 32 MB physical memory the needs are about 8-12 MB cache. You can manage that in the system.ini. (do not forget to save before start editing!)
Search for [vache] and enter the maximal file cache in KBytes It should looks like this (e.g.for 8 MB).


Stop the read ahead optimization (Hope this called in english so)

The read ahead optimization is used to pre-read and buffer data from a file, if the file is read sequential from the application. If you have an older system (Laptop), which reads from the hard disk in oneof the Pio-Modes the system-performance gets down dramatically. The result with the DJ-Workstation is, that the currently playing titel hangs for a moment if you load a song at the other player ( sound like a short hang in Vinyl).
That has not be a must. Go in the System-Preferences? on System, then click on the Tab -Performeance?-(last Tab right).
Press the button down right which called -Filesystem..-, den Slide the Slidebar (Trackbar?) to left links and then -OK-

The for me most wondering thing is, that after that changes are done it seemed so, that other applications and windows itself runs more stable and faster.

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