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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.


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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