evening all, ok i got two socket 478 cpu's here and ive got a question to ask.
the first one i got is my trusty p4 3.2ghz socket 478 processor with a l1 cache of 8kb and l2 cache of 512 kb and it has a northwood core and also non hyper threading.
the second i have which i purchased today is a p4 3.2 ghz socket 478 processor with a l1 cache of 16kb and l2 cache of 1028kb and it has a prescott core and is a hyper threading cpu.
my question is im running it on vista and my base score for the 1st one i described is 4.3
and the base score for the second one i describe is only 4.0 ?
i havent really noticed much difference in proformance between the two but was expecting a better base score due to the l2 cache is higher and that its a ht cpu? so how come its lower? or is it somthing i shouldnt take any notice of? thanks in advance for replies.
i know a northwood core cpu runs cooler but would that make a difference?