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    Barton 2500 - L2 cache not active in XP

    I've read that the 512 KB L2 cache isn't active in XP without a little fiddling in the registry. Is that true ???.

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    No idea, but there's a tip at http://www.technobabble.com.au/techn...ks/access2.htm
    that suggests it might occasionally be true. Scroll down to the L2 Cache Tweakage section.

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    Yup - exactly the same i've read on a danish site. Did the change in regedit now - and xp boots faster

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    omg..................great article i think this should be a sticky

    i just enabled my 512 L2 Cache and windows boots up almost instantly

    and i tweaked my bandwidth to get 20% more..........man that website is great!


    nice job by fishybawb

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    My L2 cache was already set optimally. I've just tried the bandwidth tweak and initial results look good.

    Thanks fishybawb; have one on me ...


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    THANK YOU! Both of those were disabled in my system, and the L2 cache made a noticeable difference in boot times.

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    Sorry, double posted.

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    I noticed no changes in any types of benches ran after that tweak, though I did notice XP boots faster. My guess is that at it's default value it detects the speed while it is booting up somewhere along the line going by that.

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