Will 512 MB L2 cache be much worse than 1MB L2 cache?

I want to get this===AMD® Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Processor TL-56===but I'm worried whether or not this amount of cache would be detrimental for system performance? Because I see other computers with 4MB of cache and I wonder...is this bad?

And data bus speed...is 1600MHz gonna make a huge difference over 800MHz?
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    I want to get this===AMD® Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Processor TL-56===but I'm worried whether or not this amount of cache would be detrimental for system performance? Because I see other computers with 4MB of cache and I wonder...is this bad?


    different architectures, the AMD turion wouldn't benefit from huge amounts of cache.

    even with Intel's core2duo, the jump from 2mb to 4mb of cache does not make a huge difference

    it'll be fine, I'm running a sempron 3000+ with only 128kb of cache and it still gives solid performance
  2. How does your gaming run?
  3. My rig isn't the best

    sempron 3000+ socket 754 @ 1.8 ghz
    1 gb ddr333
    Radeon X1600pro

    I play BF2 on medium/high settings, doom 3 at high, quake 4 at medium

    I think your processor will do just fine
  4. Sweet, thanks a bunchton!!
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    Sweet, thanks a bunchton!!


    glad to help :)
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