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Scott Fuller May 24, 2002, 03:00am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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From Microsoft XP how do I find out how big my processor cache is?

I built my own system and everything is going fine. For the processor, I bought a P4 1.6Ghz with 512KB. It is also an Intel motherboard. I was using the software Intel gives you with the board to check out the system temperature (Intel Active Monitor). I noticed from the Intel Active Monitor report that my cache is listed as 256KB. Does anyone know if that is accurate? Any other ways to ping the cache size? I think the place, I bought the processor sneaked in one of the lower end processors. @#$*

Scott


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Justin May 24, 2002, 04:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to check processor cache size
I would say you shouldnt have a 512k 1.6 g as far as i know they didnt make them.

chilled May 24, 2002, 06:44am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to check processor cache size
intel definately makes the P4 1.6Ghz with 512Kb L2 Cache.

Use sandra 2002 available here to check the L2 cache:
http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/sandra

or cache check utility:
http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/50086.html




Scott Fuller May 25, 2002, 04:34am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Thanks for the responses. Looks like the Intel Active Monitor program gives the wrong cache size. All of the other programs showed that I have a 512KB L2 cache. Good news.

I tried the cache check program Mitul listed. It came back with 512KB. The program has not been updated in awhile. It seems to repeatly check the cache performance. The first check seemed reasonable, after the first check it seems to error out.

I started to download the sandra. It is $29 shareware. I did not install it as I did not want to pay or uninstall.

I also found a frequency checker program on the Intel website. It lists what frequency and front side bus speed your processor was designed for. It also shows the steppings on your processor and your cache size. This came back as the 512KB which is what I thought I bought. This is a simple little program to see what you have. It was called "Frequency ID Utility".

Rohit Motwani Apr 11, 2009, 10:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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hi scott:

this is rohit motwani from mumbai india.
I want to let you know first what cache is:
Cache is nothing but an memory stored in motherboard. your computer speed depends upon the cache size. all your programs uses the cache memory to load. your cache can't be expand permanently but can be increase temporary 4.gb.
It increases your computer speed by 400 times.
It can be done by software (shareware).

or there is better option for you is:
TOSHIBA RAM CUM PEN DRIVE.
Its toshiba product which is an normal pen drive but can be used as ram for xp and vista both. Its available in 4gb and 2gb options.with 3 years waranty.
If you are interested just email me, I can provide you the entire description

email i.d is: rohit3443@live.com

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Rohit Motwani said:
hi scott:

this is rohit motwani from mumbai india.
I want to let you know first what cache is:
Cache is nothing but an memory stored in motherboard. your computer speed depends upon the cache size. all your programs uses the cache memory to load. your cache can't be expand permanently but can be increase temporary 4.gb.
It increases your computer speed by 400 times.
It can be done by software (shareware).

or there is better option for you is:
TOSHIBA RAM CUM PEN DRIVE.
Its toshiba product which is an normal pen drive but can be used as ram for xp and vista both. Its available in 4gb and 2gb options.with 3 years waranty.
If you are interested just email me, I can provide you the entire description

Is this spam or just breathtakingly ignorant? Certainly wins the award for the oldest necropost I've seen.

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Meats_Of_Evil Apr 11, 2009, 04:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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bossa ritchie Apr 11, 2009, 05:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Agree with reason that rohit motwani's post should be ignored, if my memory serves me correctly using a pen drive they say you can increase your RAM but in effect it doesn't really give you RAM it just uses it as Virtual Memory like Windows does at the moment taking it from the Hard Drive.

If using a Pen Drive could increase your computers speed by x400 everyone would have 1 or makers of pen drives would sell them for a couple of thousand , if you want your computer speed multiplied by 400 your best option would be get 1 of the computers used by people like Disney to make their animated films, on teh other hand you could invent a motherboard that has 400 slots for CPU's and buy them,

NvVidia has a set of computers they say can work with 250 CPU's most of them coming from the Video Card but these still fall short of the 400 rohit motwani talks about.

Dr. Peaceful Apr 12, 2009, 01:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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2002, wow, must been like the beginning of HWA.

Rohit Motwani said:
...
or there is better option for you is:
TOSHIBA RAM CUM PEN DRIVE...
If you are interested just email me, I can provide you the entire description
...

Please excuse my ignorance, can some body please explain to me, what is C.U.M. stands for in computer terminology?? I don't recall ever heard of that, nor can I find it in computer glossary.

May be a good idea to find that out, before anyone of you consider emailing that Mumbai dude to inquire about detail descriptions of his CUM pen drive.

;)

Reason Apr 12, 2009, 03:12am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Nah, rohit's post is saying you can increase CPU L2 cache either with software or by using a USB thumb drive (like ReadyBoost but for your CPU), both of which are patently f**king ridiculous assertions.

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john albrich Apr 14, 2009, 08:46pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: How to check processor cache size
The typical (non-perv) usage of "cum" is derived from Latin for with; together with.

I guess some people/cultures use it in place of AKA (also known as).


As for other cache-checking software, there are a number of FREEWARE packages out there such as CPU-z, GPU-z, etc. Some are AMD only, others are Intel only. Check out download sites like http://majorgeeks.com/downloads14.html. softpedia, download.com, etc for CPU/Processor programs. Their descriptions should tell you which processor they support.


edit to add:
Guess 'reply' works differently now? Anyway, this was in response to

E = M C Apr 11, 2009, 10:50pm MST

2002, wow, must been like the beginning of HWA.

Rohit Motwani said:

or there is better option for you is:
TOSHIBA RAM CUM PEN DRIVE...
If you are interested just email me, I can provide you the entire description


Please excuse my ignorance, can some body please explain to me, what is C.U.M. stands for in computer terminology?? I don't recall ever heard of that, nor can I find it in computer glossary.

Reason Apr 14, 2009, 09:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hey Albrich, where ya been?

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