Processor Bus or Cache


May 11, 2004
I have a technical question I have not yet had answered.

I am running some video editing apps. I am looking to buy a laptop to use as a secondary editing system. I want to get the best I can but still be $$$ conscious.
I run a lot of external devices for video capture and storage...
So what should I look for in a CPU Cache or Bus
I can get a P4 with 800mhz FSB but only a 533 cache
or I can get a Dothan with 2mg cache but only 400 FSB
which will help me render better?
Which will help me capture better?

Any other info would be greatly appreciated.



Dec 31, 2007
Here what I got

17" WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) Super Gloss Active Matrix LCD
+Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 3.4GHz Extreme Edition w/2,048k L3 On-die Cache
Up to 2048MB Ram
PC3200 Dual Channel DDR400 RAM
ATI RADEON™ 9700 M11 Core 8X AGP 3D Graphics Accelerator
with 256MB Integrated DDR Video RAM
Dual ATA/100 HDD capable with RAID 0 and 1 hardware controller
Two 80 gig 5400rpm hard drives
Built in 7-in-1 Card Reader and Digital Web Camera
Built in Wireless 802.11G Turbo (108 Mbps) Mini PCI LAN card
ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™ 9700 8X AGP 3D with 256MB Integrated DDR
3.4GHz Intel P-4 (Extreme Edition-2MB Cache)
1024MB PC 3200/400 DDR (up to 2048MB)
80GB ATA/100 HDD 5400 RPM
Secondary 80GB ATA100 HDD (5400)
DVD-+R/RW Combo Drive (Dual Format) 8X4X16X10X24X
USB 3.5" 1.44MB Floppy Drive - Standard
7 in 1 Flash Card Reader - Standard
2 12 Cell Smart Li-Ion Battery Upgrade 3 Hour battery Life each
Spare AC Adapter ( as an extra or for replacement )
375W Power Inverter (DC to AC)
Creative Labs External Audigy NX2 - 7.1 SRS
USB 2.0 Port Replicator with Ethernet
Built-in 802.11G TURBO (108Mbps) Wireless LAN & Bluetooth Card

This is just my system but I went all out.

And if you go on on 17 Inch and from there give you a list of Notebooks. And how you can have it built.

Here more info on it. And remember that has not been updated. Yes the 3.4ee L3 2 megs chips are out Yes they are 800fsb. They came out on the 7th. What I m waiting for is the WSXGA+ monitor. Next week It was a last min change. On my part.