Check CPU Cache Memory: To check CPU Performance need to check Cache Memory Size, L3 or L2? But first, know What is cache memory and what does cached data mean? What are l3 cache and l2 cache? You can also say it is l3 cache Vs l2 cache or the difference between l3 cache and l2 cache. We often see the information about l3 cache and l2 cache at the time of purchasing a Laptop/Desktop. It’s just after the specification of the Processor on Windows 10, 8.1, or 7. This is a small guide to Checking CPU Cache Memory in Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. In 3 steps you’ll learn how to view cached pages size in Windows 11/10.
Have you ever tried to check the L2 and L3 cache memory size of your Processor? We are going to describe these 3 steps with an example of Windows 10 but these all steps are also useful for Windows 8.1 or 7 or upcoming versions. Though any Laptop/Desktop is not coming with an L1 cache Size Processor, no need to discuss L1. The L3 cache Size is the latest and the price of the L3 cache size is also a little high. But we have listed the top 5 best L3 Cache Sizes having Laptops under $500 only, here.
What is Cache Memory (cache size)
The L2, L3 cache memory is a part of the Computer Processor which helps our computer system to store instant data inside processor memory instead of RAM. Having a large number of L2, L3 cache memory Computer Processor(CPU = Central Processing Unit) can work faster than the least Cache memory CPU.
Without L2, L3 cache memory processor computers follow the puzzle path of storage data like if you want to save a data in your computer it’ll go to Operating System file => working program => binaries for access faster and frequent. But the story is totally different in L2, L3 cache memory has Processor Computers, it stores data directly into cache memory and speeds your access better.
Now, hope you’ve better understood the importance of L2 and L3 cache memory having a Processor Laptop or Desktop. And it also has been cleared that L3 cache memory Laptops are the best today.
How to Check CPU Cache Memory in Windows 11/10, 8.1, and 7?
Now, learn how to check your Processor’s (CPU) cache size and improve IT knowledge without rebooting your Windows 10 computer. The Processor’s cache size can be easily checked in BIOS anytime, during booting a computer but by following these 3 steps you can check it without rebooting the computer, inside Windows OS.
This step will be applied inside the Windows command-line tool wmic. So, to open a command prompt on Windows 10 press ctrl+r together. Search for ‘cmd’ in Windows 10 command box(You can also get this command Prompt by searching ‘cmd’ in Windows 10 search box). When the command prompt opens on your Screen then type the below command.
wmic cpu get L2CacheSize, L3CacheSize
You will get the following message.
Now see the result of my computer Processor. It shows 8MB L3 and 1MB L2 Cache memory of my PC Processor.
Get your processor model number and search on Google. (This step is especially for AMD and Intel processor vendors).
How to find the exact Processor Model Number on Windows 11/10 or 8.1 Computer?
To find the exact Processor Model Number on Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 Laptop/Desktop, just type “System Information” in the search box. Now the full details are in front of you. Now recognize the model number of your processor and search in Google.
What Does Cached Data Mean?
When I searched my processor model number on Google. It showed me the details of my processor L3 cache memory here on the Intel website.
Use CPU-Z for more information!
What is CPU-Z?
CPU-Z is a small and outstanding utility that can give you the extra details of your PC processor, using motherboard and added RAM. Here inside processor details, the required L2 and L3 cache sizes can be seen too. Here you can get more about virtualization technology (VT-x).
Now Download the CPU-Z tool for Windows OS here.
After downloaded it’ll collect all the information about your PC’s Hardware and show you as below.
Inside the CPU screen box, you can see the CPU cache size. Select the‘Caches’ tab for more about cache memory(if you need it).
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