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Marcin541 : Simply this is your Level 1 processor cache L1

L2 is the level 2 processor cache .

If both are settable this is done in your computers BIOS outside of your Windows OS.

On mine when L1 is enabled L2 is enabled at the same time.

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L1 cache is the primary cache memory built into your cpu chip. 

Webopedia defines L2 as this:

L2 cache

Short for Level 2 cache, cache memory that is external to the microprocessor. In general, L2 cache memory, also called the secondary cache, resides on a separate chip from the microprocessor chip. Although, more and more microprocessors are including L2 caches into their architectures.

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/L/L2_cache.html

Cholla's got it right........ enable or disable L1 in BIOS (if it's available as an option for your older machine).

Hope this helps.

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