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Which CPU is better

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So I am putting together some older parts for a friends computer. He is going to do some real light gaming and a lot of internet browsing. I already have him stocked with 2gb of DDR-400, an ATI X800 Graphics card, 120gb Sata HDD and the other usuals. What I am stuck on is the processor. I have two that I can use with this older Mobo.

The 1st CPU is a Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0ghz, 512mb L2

The 2nd is a Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64 3300+ 2.4ghz, 256mb L2

Now at first glance the 3300+ seems better because it is 400mhz faster, but then when you look at the L2 Cache you see that the 3200+ has double the L2 with 512mb. I really have to say I am perplexed by this. Anybody have any suggestions?

Edited by RjBass, 21 July 2008 - 12:33 PM.

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The 3200 would be faster because it has more cache. Cache is faster.
Having said that for light gaming it really wouldn't matter one way or another.
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