If you have L2 cache do you have L1 cache also? Tags: CPUs Cache Last response: September 23, 2010 4:57 PM in CPUs Share HostileDonut CPUs Authority September 23, 2010 3:38:16 AM I have L2 cache and know that that is the 2nd thing the cpu searches for and L1 cache is the 1st. If I have L2 cache do I have L1 cache also, and if you have L3 cache do you have L1, L2, and L3 cache? More about : cache cache | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove d1rtyju1c3 CPUs Expert September 23, 2010 4:15:15 AM Yes and Yes. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/266376-28-intel-cache | Report abuse fatedcloud CPUs Expert September 23, 2010 4:47:01 AM Your L1 cache is the fastest cache. But it is also the smallest cache. | Report abuse Jonathern September 23, 2010 7:21:08 AM Here is the definitions of th L Cache setup: Level 1, L1 Cache is a special block of memory within the processor that is used to store data which manipulates the system into believing it will have access again. Level 2, L2 Cache is a secondary external cache which is used in case the CPU cannot locate the data from the internal cache. Level 3, L3 cache can be far larger than L1 and L2, and even though it’s also slower, it’s still a lot faster than fetching from RAM. If your CPU only states L1 and L2 caches then thats all you got | Report abuse Related ressources L1 cache vs l2 cache - Forum L1 And L2 Cache - Forum Intel's L1 & L2 &L3 Cache - Forum Access times of L1 and L2 cache in intel t6500 processor - Forum What is the max number for L1 and L2 Cache ? - Forum Ask the community Publish HostileDonut CPUs Authority September 23, 2010 4:40:23 PM So I have an Athlon II X3 440 which says L2 cache, which mean I have L1 and L2 cache right? | Report abuse d1rtyju1c3 CPUs Expert September 23, 2010 4:48:43 PM Yes | Report abuse HostileDonut CPUs Authority September 23, 2010 4:57:55 PM Thank you. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>If you have L2 cache do you have L1 cache also?> Related ressources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ntel-cache ForumL1 and L2 cache ForumIntel Nehalem 55XX and L1 and L2 cache sizes. Small? Forumwhat is L1 and L2 cache ? Forumwhat is L1 , L2 cache make any differnce in CPU speed ??? ForumDisabling L1 L2 Cache ForumHas intel marketed away the l1 cache ? ForumWhy does a better CPU have less L1 Cache ? ForumIs the L1 cache needed on a quad core processor? ForumWhat is the use of L2 and L3 cache ForumPenium D 805 L1 Cache 16kb ForumCPU Question about L1 and L2 Cache (AMD specific) ForumL1 Cache Details not the same... ForumAthlon's L1 Cache vs. Pentium's ForumPSU Help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !