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Silver_Fox

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Hi All

My neighbour and I both run similar computers (Dell Dimension), with similar spec. exception being he has a modern flat screen to my standard CRT. Both on 2Mb broadband.

On Google Earth his defination of our local area in the UK is FAR superior to mine. I can't understand why.

I have downloaded the latest driver for my GC Nvidia Geforce4 MX 420 with no improvement.

Any ideas how I can improve.

Edited by Silver_Fox, 30 March 2006 - 01:11 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Clear the cache in Google Earth. You're probably looking at the map that was downloaded a few weeks ago.

Do this by going to Tools -> Options -> Cache in Google Earth. Clear memory cache and disk cache. As soon as you do this, you'll see the program start downloading again.
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Absolutely brilliant. Worked a treat. Many, many thanks.

If you get time perhaps you could enlighten me on the following.

Is the size of the cache's important?

Is it necessary to clear them before the resolution becomes poor.
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Cache makes loading the images faster as they are allready on your computer bigger the cache the faster butit uses up space you might want for somethng else and as youve seen you need to clear it now and again to get new images.
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Is the size of the cache's important?


Depends how far around the planet you go in Google Earth. A decent size is good because as you go to new places, it pushes the older images out so when you go back there again it won't find them in the cache so will grab them again from Google. In theory anyway, though this is how it works in Windows and I've never let my cache build up enough in Google Earth to test it.

Is it necessary to clear them before the resolution becomes poor.


No, but the cache can get corrupted on occasion and because everybody is using the same database for Google Earth, it occasionally can't get all the data it wants so it just stops in mid-blur. But a clean doesn't hurt on occasion - it'll just download the stuff again.
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