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    Pardon my noobism I've tried searching google and even this site nothing really explains it. I've upgraded to resco explorer 2k8, accidentally pressed something that gave me the option to "Flush DbCache".

    Should I do it, what are the ramifications?
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    In general, cache memory is used to store information that is accessed a lot after it is read or generated. When an application needs information that might be in its cache memory, the application searches cache memory for the information. If the cache contains the sought information, the application uses it. If the information is not in the cache, the application reads or generates the information, then stores it in the cache for the next time it is required.

    Flushing cache memory empties the application's cache, which causes no harm other than the application may run a bit slower for awhile because none of the information that might be in the cache will be there. I hope that helps.
    Kenji
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    Kenji's definition of cache is correct, but DbCache under PalmOS is something more specific. See, e.g.:
    http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmad...ng_your_d.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jae_63 View Post
    Kenji's definition of cache is correct, but DbCache under PalmOS is something more specific. See, e.g.:
    http://palmaddict.typepad.com/palmad...ng_your_d.html
    Tks for the info jae-63.
    This helps explain why my old Sprint 700p resets frequently.
    No issues with my Sprint Centro.
    Tks Again.
    iPhone 4S
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    Nice info, also wondering if flushing the cache once in a while will improve performance. If there is no need should I ignore that feature?

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