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I have a question pertaining to the phenom II processors. Newegg is running a special on the x4 840 which I hear is a very overclockable chip. At the same time I has a buddy who is selling me a 955. The only real difference I can find between the chips is the l3 cache on the 955 whereas the 840 doesn't have the l3 cache. I hear that the l3 cache is basically quick access memory for cores to communicate with one another. Do I really need the l3 cache?
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if you game , you'll benifit more from the l3 cache.
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Phenom II X4 840 not any faster than Athlon II series as the oc review mention
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