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I just read this in my book...

"The external cache chips are not used in all PCs, only the high-end systems, such as the faster 486s and Pentiums."


Is this still ture? If so could you link me so I can look at it?


Thanks!
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That must be a pretty old book your reading. The cache on processors has been ever increasing since the old 486 processor. Heres a website on it.

http://www.pccompute...che/cache02.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L2_cache

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HAHAHAHAHA high end systems like 486's aHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH i remember my 486dx..speeeeed demon let me tell ya...was this book made by NIIT?
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Ya it is old ..the content I am learning is for the CompTIA Hardware Core test ..and I know that is all old till it gets updated, which should be pretty soon.

Thanks for the info ...had a feeling this had changed!
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yeah, those awesome 486dx's, dang, i had the crappier 486sx in my first computer. watch out, that comptia hardware test is tricky, i thought i knew alot when taking the course, but at the test i barely slipped by passing. do you plan to take the operating systems one too? its really worth it for the recognition by others that you stand out above the rest.
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Lol, i remember text books like that from school, i still remember he face of my computing teacher as i walked in the door having not attended a month of classes and acing the tests, and walking into the Higher exam room having studied for an hour and getting a top end A. Nothing beats old computing.
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do you plan to take the operating systems one too?



Yes I am going to be takeing Hardware, OS, Server, Networking

What did you stumped you the most on the test?
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i dug out my papers-
hardware one: june 2005
score: 515/900 (needed 515 to pass, yikes that was close!)
areas i messed up one or more things: scsi stuff, interpreting symptoms for errors, statistics for things like speeds for different buses (like isa, and other system buses), speeds of various cableing, and printer stuff.

operating systems: january 2006
score: 604/900 (505 needed to pass)
areas i messed up one or more things: identifying names/purposes/content of various sytem files, proper syntax for command line functions, recognizing error codes/startup messages, configuring operating system for internet?!? (why is this a catagory?, most os's auto-config network and internet!)

btw, i used a 2003 textbook for both courses. i plan to take comptia's "linux+" and "network+" next.
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Hey thanks, that really helps! I am looking forward to the Network course, I could see my self trying to get into some sort of networking job when this is all over with. I am also getting a Diploma as a PC Support Specialist and am fully Office 2003 Certified.

Did you know that they are going to be updating the Hardware Core and OS Core in about 6 months? ...lol
Burn! :tazz:

Edited by coasttech, 14 March 2006 - 07:41 PM.

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yeah kinda sucks, i'm office 2002 certified, but i dont really care about microsoft anymore.
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