L2 cache not working on son’s PC

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Currently on my son's PC, the L2 cache isn't working properly. What could be the reason behind this?

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  • TomLiotta

    What could be the reason behind this?

    Faulty processor? Faulty firmware? Poor programming that doesn't allow for taking advantage of L2 cache? Disabled L2 cache? There could be many reasons.

    It could be easier to guess if we had some evidence that L2 cache wasn't actually working properly. What got you thinking that way?

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  • Nannyjay

    my son said at the time he was working on his computer that  'it all just stopped working'. Asked me to look at it for him, when I switched it on the error message came up 'L2 cache disabled or not working'

    The computer takes forever to start up, when it does everything looks to be ok on it, but when trying to open a document or program it takes several hours before it opens.

    Is there a way to fix this problem. I've searched the internet but cant find an answer.

    Can you help?

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  • TomLiotta
    It can be possible to disable L2 cache in the BIOS settings, but you'll have to look at the settings because different systems have different ways to access them and different menu structures, and we can't look at what you have. It's very unusual for such a setting simply to change without someone doing it manually. The system might need repair. -- Tom
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  • Nannyjay
    Thanks Tom I will try and look into the bios if it will allow me. I agree it would be hard to disable the L2 cache as easy as this but my grandson of 6 years is very gadget minded & he manages to get into all sorts of programs menus, whilst I would not like to blame him, my son said he was doing some business work on his PC and it just went slow then slower and just stopped. He then kicked the tower (not very helpful I know) but I've checked the casing and all components inside no dents, or loose wires etc. so I hope this is ok. the pc is from Dell with windows xp don't know if this helps at present it will take me a day to access the computer and another to get to the bios. But will getting into the Bios and enabling the L2 cache will it fix the problem as I've noted from other people with the L2
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  • Nannyjay

    cache problem running in the xp progam does not fix the problem.


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  • TomLiotta
    There is no way for us to know if it will fix the problem or not. We would need access to the PC to see what might fix it. -- Tom
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