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My brother is getting a laptop for college but we don't know which type to get. For around the same price he could either get 2.4ghz with 4mb cache, or 2.5ghz with 6mg cache. The only reason I don't know which is better is because the 2.4 has a fsb of 1066, but the 2.5 only has a fsb of 800.
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Either is fine, I would grab the one with 6mb cache though
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I would go for the higher cache version. But it also depends on otehr features such as graphics and RAM.
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Higher Cache FTW. I don't think a 1 ghz would give you that much performence gain but cache sure will help you out on the long run.
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really depends on which processor it is, but the more the better (generally).
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