Originally Posted by Tinky
Thanks for that Heero, I'm afraid it does not make a lot of sense to me. My Firefox cache is set at 299MB and IE at 250MB which seems an awful lot of space. Since my speed rarely exceeds 2MB is these figures acceptable?
I would have thought it would slow down my browsing speed no?
TBQH I'd try running with a smaller setting, say 100MB, and see if you see any real difference. It can be quite subjective but really depends on your browsing habits, PC and connection speed. At this moment I'm only using the old lappy in the kitchen for browsing with a small 50M cache. I'm only on the poverty 10mb 'M' VM BB but seems OK.
If you rapidly shift between pages/sites then the cache is of limited use, if you stay in one place it will help.
You can test the effectivenes of the cache in FF by forcing it to flush by hitting F5. (Possibly <CTRL> F5) and then reloading the page. Then you'll see how long the page/site takes to load from scratch so you can compare the difference.