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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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