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Level 2 Cacheable DRAM Size / Cache Over 64 MB of DRAM

This setting controls how much of the system memory is "covered" by the level 2 cache. Using uncached memory on your system can cause it to slow down dramatically. You should always ensure that this value is set at least as high as the total amount of RAM in your system. However, for best performance, do not set it any higher than it needs to be.

Many motherboards using the 430FX, 430VX and 430TX chipsets will not have this option; it is most common on 430HX motherboards to select between 64 MB and 512 MB cacheability. You should in this case set it to 64 MB unless you are using more than 64 MB.

Note: This setting will not be present on Pentium Pro motherboards, since the Pentium Pro uses an integrated level 2 cache.

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