If disable L2 in BIOS, is it OFF or "powered but disabl

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KenB
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If disable L2 in BIOS, is it OFF or "powered but disabl

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Was wondering if I disable the L2 on a K6-III+ cpu through the BIOS, is the L2 cache actually powered OFF, or is it still receiving power, but simply disabled or bypassed?

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RE: If disable L2 in BIOS, is it OFF or "powered but di

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I don't know. Not even the foggiest idea. Suppose you would have to get the tech sheets for the board involved, they might not all be the same in that regard.
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The "Disable L2 Cache" option in the BIOS will not disable the L2 cache on the K6-3 but rather the integrated L2 cache on the motherboard.

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Oops, that is what I thought he meant, ergo my comment about the mobo tech sheets. But re-reading his original post I see you are right Uranium235.
Superpuppy 3
K6-3+ 450 ACZ (6x100)
DFI K6BV3+/66 Rev B2 (2 Meg) w/ 2x28mm Chipset Fans
2x256 Meg PC 133 Hynix SDRAM
1x 20G Maxtor (7200)
2x 80G Maxtor (7200) Ducted w/ 2x486 Fans Mount
52/24/52/16 LG CDR/RW/DVD
8/4/3/12/24/16/32 LG Super Multi
ATI 9000 aiw Radeon AGP
SB Audigy 1 MP3 Sound
CMD 649 IDE Controller
NEC USB 2 Card

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Post by KenB »

"tech sheets"? You mean "user manual"? I'm not aware of tech sheet for mobos. Mine is a FIC PA-2013 w/ 1MB L2 cache onboard. Nice board.

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