Processor Low Down?
Posted on 2006-11-14
2000 points up for grabs to the first person to provide me with the easiest to understand answer to my question.
I have been building computers for quite sometime, and i have enough knowledge to understand what is compatible and what isn't, but there are a few things I've never fully understood and hope someone can help asap.
Without sending me links to other pages unless the answers I'm looking for are very easy for any computer user to understand, please cover the following.
1. Please explain to me the exact meaning of front side bus. For example, the difference of 1000 fsb over 2000 fsb and why some processors that are half the fsb can be more expensive.
2. What is L1 and L2 cache, and whats the huge difference between 1 - 2 mb? Obviously 2mb cache is a larger number and can contain more data, but is that 1mb a large difference in terms of performance... only 1 meg?
3. Yes, dual core helps to run multiple applications more efficiently and increases load times, but is there an honest % difference? 10%? 50%? 80%? ... Would this not increase performance of a game since its the only app being run?
Hopefully once i understand these 3 things I can begin to learn why certain processors are more expensive than others when the specs do not seem too different.
Thank you for your time