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Old 07-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a processor (intel) but cannot decide I should buy a processor with greater l2 memory and no l3 or should i buy a processor with lesser l2 cache and greater l3 cache. The system is gonna be used as a server and main system and I would like the system to last a good while. My basic question is, how likely is the system to utilise l3 cache?
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Just go L3
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L3 in everyday use serves almost no purpose now if your gaming or doing some more demanding processes than that is a different story i would go L3 if its for a server personally
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cool, thats what it will be. Also I would like to know how to match processor speed to motherboard speed? And how to match RAM to mobo speed please.

Actually if I have a l2 cache of about 2mb and no l3 cache compared to a l2 512kb cache and 4mb l3 cache, theoretically L3 cache would only be used if L2 cache filled up? So would it not be more sense to buy a much bigger l2 cache ? something around 2-3mb L2 cache?
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L2 = Faster access speed then l3
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