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Let Win2k/XP to utilize your L2 cache properly

February 4th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Users of Windows 2000 or XP have to manually tell the OS, the size of L2 cache in your processor otherwise it won’t be used properly.It’s fairly easy to fix.
Click on the Start button then go to Run. From there type REGEDIT and press the “Ok” button, it opens the Registry Editor, follow this path. Hkey_local_machine, System, CurrentControlSet, Control, Session Manager, Memory Management
Once you’re in the Memory Management folder look for the DWORD value
Right click on that and go to modify. Very important you have to change the Base from Hexadecimal to Decimal before modifying the values. After that’s done just enter your L2 cache size.If you don’t know the actual size of L2 cache refer my old post about CPU-Z which could accurately identify the genre of your processor along with the size of its L1 & L2 cache memory.
After that’s done you should notice your programs have become more zippy and the system is less sluggish.

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