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In an HDD hard drive, I see specific values of "Cache" ranging from 16, 32 and even 64. What do they do and would a higher cache be significantly better in terms of speed. Assuming the same 7200 RPM.
Next question: I am buying an AMD FX8320 8 core processor. How high MHz speed of DDR3 memory should I buy? It listed a 2133, a 1600, and on down? The 2133 indicated O.C..
 

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1600Mhz is fine or 1866Mhz which is highest officially supported speed by AMD, 2133Mhz is supported as an overclocked speed.

The cache on the hard drive makes little real world difference, the higher amount just means the drive can cache more data before going to the slower spinning platters to read or write more data. It does helps but nothing worth bragging about in terms of overall speed, best to look at average read/write speeds of drives or better yet look at an SSD drive which will blow a mechanical drive out of the water in terms of performance that you can actually see.
 

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Thanks Triple6. I got my eye on a Kingston 240Gb HyperX SSD for my primary Hard drive.
 
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