Is speed or cache more important?

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with the Pentium 4 550 (3.4gHz 1MB L2 cache).
I am considering getting a Pentium 4 630 (3.0gHz 2MB L2 cache) to replace
the existing CPU with 1MB cache. Is this a good idea? Will I gain a lot in
performance by doing this? I am wondering which is better...having .4gHz
more processor power or twice as much cache.

Joe
 
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You will gain nothing worthwhile or noticeable. The CPU is only one of many
variables that together determine the speed of your computer.

Ted Zieglar

"Joseph Bradford" <bradforj@SPAMFILTER.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with the Pentium 4 550 (3.4gHz 1MB L2 cache).
>I am considering getting a Pentium 4 630 (3.0gHz 2MB L2 cache) to replace
>the existing CPU with 1MB cache. Is this a good idea? Will I gain a lot
>in performance by doing this? I am wondering which is better...having
>.4gHz more processor power or twice as much cache.
>
> Joe
>
>
>
 
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"Joseph Bradford" <bradforj@SPAMFILTER.bellsouth.net> wrote in message news:UI_9e.110633$vL3.7982@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with the Pentium 4 550 (3.4gHz 1MB L2 cache).
> I am considering getting a Pentium 4 630 (3.0gHz 2MB L2 cache) to replace
> the existing CPU with 1MB cache. Is this a good idea? Will I gain a lot in
> performance by doing this? I am wondering which is better...having .4gHz
> more processor power or twice as much cache.

Food for thought...
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2353&p=1
http://216.92.52.205/index.html?modelx=33&model1=6&model2=112&chart=30
 
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"User N" <usern@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> "Joseph Bradford" <bradforj@SPAMFILTER.bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:UI_9e.110633$vL3.7982@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
>>I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with the Pentium 4 550 (3.4gHz 1MB L2 cache).
>>I am considering getting a Pentium 4 630 (3.0gHz 2MB L2 cache) to replace
>>the existing CPU with 1MB cache. Is this a good idea? Will I gain a lot
>>in performance by doing this? I am wondering which is better...having
>>.4gHz more processor power or twice as much cache.
>
> Food for thought...
> http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2353&p=1
> http://216.92.52.205/index.html?modelx=33&model1=6&model2=112&chart=30
>

Thank you for the link. I have noticed that the 550 outperforms the 630 by
a small margin in every benchmark, so I guess I will stick with the CPU that
I already have.
 

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