Cacheman

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 45 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.85
File Size:
4.22MB
Date Added:
July 25, 2014
Price:
Free to try; Single-Computer License (Not all optimization profiles available); $28.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,921,855
Downloads Last Week:
42
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Cacheman is like a tailor for your system's disk caches, giving you the ability to modify the chunk size, icon cache, memory, and optical disk drives. Using optimization wizards, Cacheman detects your system's most efficient disk-cache settings and makes modifications to improve performance and stability. If you prefer to tweak these settings yourself, Cacheman provides a user-friendly interface with slide adjustments for individual cache settings, or four pre-set values based on what your system is used for the most, such as file-sharing or network applications. You can save different settings as profiles in order to apply your custom configurations quickly.

Cacheman also includes a memory-recovery module and various system tweaks that let you define things such as the Start Menu delay time, or the time it takes to shut down a frozen application. The comprehensive help files explain cache subjects in easy-to-understand terms and offer guidance for proper cache settings. However, you can seriously impair your system's performance if you tweak your settings incorrectly, so newbies should stick with the wizards. Cacheman's optimization will make your system run noticeably faster.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star: 30
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 10
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  • 1 stars

    "Slowed my PC down"

    April 27, 2014   |   By t2000kw

    Version: Cacheman 7.8

    Pros

    IS don't see any pros here. It might be that having a solid state drive makes the Windows swap file (paging file) so efficient that trying to manage it with a 3rd party program works against the efficiency.

    Cons

    It slowed my system down enough that I uninstalled it very quickly.

    Summary

    All I can say is try the lite version first to see if it helps your situation. It (the lite version) slowed my PC down. I have a solid state drive and have set the Windows paging file (swap file) to its maximum performance so I might have done better than the software could. Give it a try if you're interested but take note of things like the responsiveness of your mouse cursor. If it seems to lag behind where you are moving it to, like it did on my PC, then I would take that as a sign that it's slowing down your PC's performance.

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  • 1 stars

    "Horrible!!!"

    May 09, 2012   |   By Samcsp

    Version: Cacheman 7.5

    Pros

    No has...

    If you want something, much better O&O CleverCache Professional or MZ7 Opitimizer.

    Cons

    Left my computer slower!

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  • 5 stars

    "Improved my SWTOR gameplay"

    January 31, 2012   |   By Karen-Spikes

    Version: Cacheman 7.5

    Pros

    fairly easy to use. all I had to do is to click on optimize.
    excellent results, no more lag in SWTOR.

    Cons

    none experienced

    Summary

    I had a problem with SWTOR. After about 1 hour of playing it began to get choppy and started lagging. I've tried almost everything. Installed new NVidia drivers and so on. After a suggestion tried Cacheman with Gaming-PC optimization, and the problem went away.

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  • 1 stars

    "I am not smart enough to use it. not intuitive."

    January 15, 2012   |   By pboothe1

    Version: Cacheman 7.5

    Pros

    a load of information. didn't know how to use it.

    Cons

    I just could not figure out how use it.

    Summary

    I uninstalled it. Did not want to spend any more time on it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic software"

    August 13, 2011   |   By Pauli111

    Version: Cacheman 7.1

    Pros

    Cacheman speeded up my computer Windows XP Homes Edition, the start menu with my programs load quicker. I have revo uninstaller pro the program used to take 7 seconds to start but now i've noticed it takes 3 sec to start.

    Cons

    Nothing yet.

    Summary

    Well worth the money spent.

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  • 5 stars

    "excellently"

    January 23, 2011   |   By Agnès Genest

    Version: Cacheman 7.0.0.2

    Pros

    excellently

    Cons

    excellently

    Summary

    excellently

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  • 4 stars

    "Information alone is good to have..."

    January 27, 2010   |   By MarcusAllenCooper

    Version: Cacheman 7.0

    Pros

    You get a lot of information about your system & memory
    Many worthwhile utilities
    You can choose to reduce the RAM usage of processes that are running
    No matter what, you know if the memory is over-loaded!?!

    Cons

    I have no idea if it's really helping anything, yet...

    Summary

    I like to have the information AND I can tell what is going on in each of my dual-core chips so worse case scenario, I'll know it's not recovering enough RAM to keep it running or if better to restart it... sorry, I can't give better insight, but I'm just a TOTAL lay-man ;-)

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  • 5 stars

    "Usefull for softwares which use large ram."

    April 29, 2008

    Version: Cacheman 5.50.3

    Pros

    It forces the operating system not to use the swap file on the hard disk, so the processes run faster.

    Cons

    There is no problem about this software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Chews up more RAM and is taxing on the pagefile."

    April 25, 2008   |   By Beefster09

    Version: Cacheman 5.5

    Pros

    It worked okay at first.

    Cons

    Only a few days after I installed, windows gave me the "virtual memory minimum too low" message. It made most of my programs run worse and Firefox seemed to leak more RAM than it usually does.

    People need to get Linux. I only tried this because I don't have a computer I can put Linux on and I wanted to get better performance from crappy ol' Windows.

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm glad I tried it"

    September 15, 2007   |   By purigen

    Version: Cacheman 5.5

    Pros

    It improved my PC's overall perforamnce

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