L2 cache is the memory between ur ram and ur CPU. The info goes from your RAM or HDD to the L2 cache before it goes to your CPU. Your cache guesses on what information needs to be processed next and puts it in the super fast L2 cache. Meaning if theres more L2 cache, more chances of guessing correctly = less tiem of searching through ram = a lot faster
EDIT: Dang, getting beat by ONE guy feels bad, getting beat by TWO feels worse....two AND a link....I should start living under a rockk..
The Celeron is a P4 with a crippled L2. The P4 is going to crush the Celeron anyday. BTW they do not make 4Ghz Celerons, and if you are comparing a max out watercooled Cely to a stock P4 thats not fair. You can easily get that P4 3.0 up to about 3.75Ghz on air. But the Cely would need water to get to 4.0Ghz.
i just moved over to Intel from AMD and ill tell u this, you keep pushing a Pentium, it will keep on going, my athlon 64 could barely handle a 20% overclock, but my northwood runs at 3.4 stably, i just need better PSU
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