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Solved: What is this cpu L2 cache?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by blues_harp28, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter Thread Starter

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    Many thanks to Flavallee for info on downloading everest speck.
    The report said there was no CPU L2 cache and the external cache was disabled.any thoughts on how to repair?
    Thanks to you all in advance..
     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Unrelated to this post, but it would be nice if you'd follow up on your last post with the outcome ;)
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Quotes from a few different web pages,

    "L2 CACHE - A piece of fast memory that sits between the L1 cache of the processor and main memory. It is usually larger than L1 cache, and the L1 cache checks the L2 cache before going to main memory for data (unless the L1 and L2 caches are unified--see unified cache). Nowadays L2 caches are almost always on the same die as the microprocessor, but they can be off-chip."

    "A level 1 (L1) cache is a memory bank built into the CPU chip. A level 2 cache (L2) is a secondary staging area that feeds the L1 cache. Increasing the size of the L2 cache may speed up some applications but have no effect on others. L2 may be built into the CPU chip, reside on a separate chip in a multichip package module (see MCP) or be a separate bank of chips on the motherboard. Caches are typically static RAM (SRAM), while main memory is generally some variety of dynamic RAM (DRAM)."
     
  4. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter Thread Starter

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    Thank you Bob for your reply.
    Is it something I should worry about? and is there a remedy?
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    If you don't have any L2 cache then you don't. It all depends on your computer.
     
  6. blues_harp28

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    Cheers Bob,thanks again..
     
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    Just found your site Bob,if I had some spare ££ss I would pass them you way, thanks again.
     
  8. blues_harp28

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    Thanks for your help,not solved as such but will be keeping an eye on it
     
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