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By Alex_soh ·
how do i add/install L2 cache on the motherboard and where to get it??

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by fenaikh In reply to L2 cache

HI
You have to Know what type of CPU you have and motherboard specially if they are old ones. Since the technology have change since the Pentium Pro. You may not need to purchase it and built in your CPU. The other option is to buy another CPU with more cache.

Level 1 or primary cache is built directly into the processor. It is very small and its size from 8KB up to 64 KB. On theother hand level 2 cache or external cache resides outside the processor.It is usually found either on the motherboard or a card that could be inserted into the motherboard. This was in the old technology before Intel Pentium Pro which has the level 2 cache in the same package as the processor itself but not the same circuit where the processor and level 1 cache are. It size from 64 KB up to 2 MB depending on the type of processor or model. It is very expensive compare to RAM.


Good luck

Mohamed

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by fenaikh In reply to L2 cache

types of L2 chache

1. Integrated Level 2 Cache

2. Daughterboard Cache

3. Motherboard Cache

4. COASt Modules

for more detail read at this URL.

Cache Structure and Packaging
http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/cache/struct.htm


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by CG IT In reply to L2 cache

Yes as answer #1 pointed out, Almost all new tech processors [Intel & AMD]build in L2 cache on the processor itself. There is an article on system buses by Deviant PC, that has a interesting couple of sentences about L1 & L2 cache. The entire article is expertly done and written in lay terms. I recommend anyone interested in knowing how the different aspects of your processor, mainboard, peripherals, AGP work, this is an article to read. See: Deviant PC http://www.deviantpc.com/articles/systembus/index.shtml

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