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Intel Pentium 166 w/o MMX L2 Chace Size


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Hello, I am trying to optimize my dual P166 Tyan system, by optimizing my system access to my on chip L2 Cache.

I need someone to tell me where how to tell how big my Pentium 166 L2 Cache is. The CPUs don't have MMX because it is a dual cpu system.

Can anyone :tazz: me?

Thanks. RJ
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Visit www.intel.com and look up your processor.
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Hi Maiki, thanks for the tip! That Aida program tells me, realy fast, my CPUs have no onboard cache, but my Tyan MOBO has 512 external cache.

Thanks for your :tazz: .

Richard
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LOL! Quite an old machine you have there. I used to use Tyan boards and in fact built 2 computers long ago with 166MHZ and 200MHz. I think 200MHz was the max for those boards. Maybe time for upgrade... unless this is just a toy to mess around with! Laters!!
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Makai, is dual core, the same as dual cpu, but on one cpu?
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Truthfully, I cannot answer that. I would assume so, but I haven't really looked into it.
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L2 cache on such an old processor is probably so miniscule that it may as not be there. My Pentium 166 (which isn't MMX and isn't dual core) has a level 2 cache of just 16k. I'd presume yours to be about the same if not slightly more.
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HI, I think, if you check again, you will find your L1 cache is 16, and your L2 may not be onchip, but onboard, as mine is on my Tyan dual MOBO.

Richard.
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