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Old 01-24-2005, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CPU's without l2 cache.

Ok a few days ago i was working on a PC, which was an AMD 333mhz processor, dont care about the rest really.

It intriged me that Everest and Windows did not report it to have an l2 cache. This was an extremely slow PC, and performed worse than my 166 IMO.

How is this possible? Also not having l2 cache on a pc with only 48 meg of pc66 memory is a terrible idea.

Im not sure if this, or my neighbour paying 130$ for a 40 gig HD with instalation is funnier

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Old 01-24-2005, 10:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My old pentium 120mhz with NO MMX has NO l2 cache. L2 was state of the art back then. Just like now, how L3 cache is starting to appear, pretty soon that will be industry standard.

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Old 01-24-2005, 10:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some early celerons did not have an L2 cache either, so this is not suprising.
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