Speed depends on Processor frequency or cache memory ?

What is more important to make a Computer run smoothly at high speeds..... The cache memory or Processor Frequency ?.... Do higher frequency processors produce more heat ? If so, should I look for lower frequencies with high cache memory ?
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  1. You should probably look for the processor that best meets your requirements while being as efficient as possible. Did you read the following articles?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cool-n-quiet-power-management,2456.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-750-efficiency,2500.html

    They have a few more in the CPU section.
  2. Typically a lower clocked CPU will have less heat than the same CPU with a higher frequency, yes. However I wouldn't let that scare you from the higher clocked CPUs.

    Frequency and Cache are both important factors in smooth computing. I would look for a mix between high cache and frequency.

    Maybe you can tell us your budget and needs and we can help you find one.
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    What is more important to make a Computer run smoothly at high speeds..... The cache memory or Processor Frequency ?.... Do higher frequency processors produce more heat ? If so, should I look for lower frequencies with high cache memory ?

    Uhmmmm can someone tell me which of these laptops is better for school and medium gaming?

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat13504&type=page&pageIdentity=searchDriven&useProductString=true&productString=1218367936449*1218367939608*1218353394205&unProductString=1218321951290*1218317762845*1218349684658*1218202473595*1218325485331*1218296198127*1218217430159*1218370448855*1218355306087*1218353392824&catId=
  4. the Pavilion 'should' prevail at gaming with dedicated graphics...but...

    none of the 3 are really adept at gaming, beyond perhaps Quake III/MOH....

    You might price some of the newer Fusion APU A6/A8 based laptops if possible....
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