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#1 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:31:09 AM(UTC)
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I have a few questions regarding cache. L1 and L2, how much is too little and how much is enough for gaming. It was my understanding that L1 wa[censored]ard memory and the L2 could be added to at any time. I'm not really sure so if I could be properly informed I'd greatly appreciate it. As for L3 I was also speculating that this is a newerish~ addition. What is L3 and it's purposes?

What would I do to upgrade cache, and is it as important as sufficient RAM? They both talk to each other over the bus to relay, recieve, and send information about the mobo, right? I guess I haven't had any real brushing up on computer information, but I'm learning as I go so I can help others as well. Thanks in advance!

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#2 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:57:13 AM(UTC)
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I have a few questions regarding cache. L1 and L2, how much is too little and how much is enough for gaming. It was my understanding that L1 wa[censored]ard memory and the L2 could be added to at any time. I'm not really sure so if I could be properly informed I'd greatly appreciate it. As for L3 I was also speculating that this is a newerish~ addition. What is L3 and it's purposes?

What would I do to upgrade cache, and is it as important as sufficient RAM? They both talk to each other over the bus to relay, recieve, and send information about the mobo, right? I guess I haven't had any real brushing up on computer information, but I'm learning as I go so I can help others as well. Thanks in advance!

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You can't upgrade the cache; it's built into the processor. It's mainly there to store instructions which the processor utilizes to make it perform faster. It has been known that games that heavily use the L2 and L3 caches can benefit from a larger one but those are rare and require extensive performance enhancements.

IMO you should probably get 4MBs of L2; you wouldn't know when you need it and having it is a benefit. Though trying to find a specific memory amount is tough since processors promote performance than L2 sizes.

Hope this helps.

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#3 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:36:03 AM(UTC)
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Sigh, sounds fruitless to try to get the L2/L3 I want rather than just get what's available since I can really only get what they give me. I've seen quite a few rigs with 8mb cache, seemed common. I could be mistaken, but I've seen a set up with 12mb cache, I'd like to get my hands on something like that haha. Thank you though, very informative
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#4 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:48:05 AM(UTC)
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N00b question: What is IMO? Are you Imo? Or is it emo....
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#5 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:11:47 AM(UTC)
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N00b question: What is IMO? Are you Imo? Or is it emo....

In my opinion.

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#6 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:44:26 PM(UTC)
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Definitely not something to be concerned with for gaming. For gaming use I typically recommend the i5-4690K, if you've got money to burn the i7 but in gaming benchmarks there's usually no or not much difference between the two processors clock for clock.
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#7 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 4:22:48 PM(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Thursday, May 14, 2015 7:54:56 PM(UTC)
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What is this google you speak of?

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#9 Posted : Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:26:09 PM(UTC)
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