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alright so i face a predicament in my notebook i have a 1.5 ghz celeron cpu
on my desk i have a 2.4ghz celeron cpu....

so here is the issue the one on my desk only has a 256K l2 cache, but the one in my notebook is 1mb

would it be more worth it for the GHz or the L2?


which processor should i use?
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The clock speed of the 2.4Ghz will run faster than the 1.5 in your notebook, especially if you OC it.

The L2 is important, no doubt, but it's not a tremendous issue. What will you use the CPU for? Web surfing and everyday apps will run faster on the 2.4 no doubt.
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well i am planning on playing a few mild games, running a server but thats a bout it with it
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Alright, definately go with the 2.4 then.

The clock makes up for the lack of L2 cache. With simple tasks like that, it doesn't really need a whole lot of cache to store instruction sets, it will just access them from the RAM/HDD.
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