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My northwood has L1, L2, and L3 cache

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This is awesome I guess at least it seems like good news lol. I am hoping someone can educate me on this matter for some clearing up. I am thinking it may be due to the 30cap gallatin core but I may be wrong.
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Every processor has L1 and L2 cache. The amount is what matters. The L1 in your processor is very small (common). Most commonly the L2 is where all the cache is, like yours, which has 512kb of cache. Xeons and some Pentium Extremes are the ones with the L3. L3 is not as fast. I'm not the best at explaining this technically but I'm sure it can be easily googled. By the way, your CPU appears to have no L3. This is because even though you have a Gallatin, it is not truly a Gallatin. It's a failed Gallatin so the cache has been disabled and it was never an extreme. It's a "30 cap" I take it?
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Huh I was just under the impression that they all had L1, & L2 and L3 was for the EE's. At any rate thats for the help.
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Huh I was just under the impression that they all had L1, & L2 and L3 was for the EE's. At any rate thats for the help.
Well pretty much that's right. Look at the L3 box. It's grayed out. There is no L3 on that chip.
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oh well could be worse
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
he means like ur cpu
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he means like ur cpu
LOL thats to funny no offense. Yeah I didn't notice it was greyed out. If I had I never would have started this post lol. Thanks a lot fellas later.
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