September 25, 2022
Cache Memory in Windows

How to Check Processor Cache Memory in Windows 10

If you’re wondering whether the processor or CPU of your PC comes with Cache Memory, you will be able to find the steps below on how to check the Processor Cache Memory in Windows 10.

Processor Cache Memory in Windows 10

The concept behind giving an Processor With its Own Cache Memory can be used to keep the most frequently utilized information that the CPU requires within it’s Processor Cache.

Since the most commonly utilized data is available in the Cache The processor doesn’t have to waste time accessing it from the primary memory (RAM) of the computer.

In comparison in comparison to main memory (RAM) The Processor Cache provides faster access to data, which results in quicker processing of programs and information on computers.

In comparison with RAM, Processor Cache Memory is more expensive. This could be the reason for the lower quantities in Processor Cache Memory being used in computer.

Types of Processor Cache Memory Used in Computers

When you examine Processor Cache Memory on a PC, you’re most likely to see the following kinds of Processor Cache Memories.

  1. L1 cache The L1 cache is the main cache that is embedded into chips inside processors. This kind of Cache is very fast, but it has a very limited capacity for storage.
  2. L2 cache It is a secondary memory cache that could be integrated into the processor chip, or put on its own separate chip that has an extremely fast bus to connect them to CPU.
  3. L3 Cache: This type of processor cache is designed to act as a backup of Cache L1 as well as L2. Although L3 Cache can be slow when compared the L1 or L2 Caches but it’s more efficient than RAM and provides an impressive boost to the performance in L1, L2 Cache.

Although L1 caches aren’t usually accessible on computer systems, you’ll typically see processors of middle and high-end computer models fitted with both L2 and cache memory.

Below are several ways to determine Processor Cache Memory on a Windows 10 computer.

1. Check Processor Cache Memory Size Using Task Manager

The Task Manager of Windows 10 provides detailed information about the Processor running on your PC, including L1, L2 and L3 Processor Cache size.

1. Right-click on the Start button, then click in Task Manager.

2. On the Task Manager screen, click the Performance tab and then select”CPU in left. In the right-pane, there will see the L1 Cache, L2 and L3 sizes that are listed under the “Virtualization” section.

You can observe from the image above The CPU in this instance has very little L1, L2 as well as Cache sizes.

2. Check Processor Cache Memory Size Using Command Prompt

Follow the steps listed below to determine Processor Cache Memory size using the command prompt on Windows 10.

1. Right-click on Start button and select the Command Prompt (Admin) choice.

Note: You can also start the Command prompt, by typing CMD in the Windows 10 search bar.

2. On the Command Prompt screen you can type wmic CPU get L2CacheSize or L3CacheSize. Then press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.

3. Once the command is completed, you will be able to see the L2, L3 cache information about its size visible on your screen.

3. Check Processor Cache Memory Using Settings

Another way to verify Processor Cache Memory is by using the Settings Application that is installed on your computer.

1. Open Settings and select the System tab.

2. On the next screen scroll down until you click About on the left side of. In the right-hand pane you’ll be able see the Processor’s Make, Model and Speed.

Once you have identified the maker and model , then you will be able to find out more information about the processor, such as the Cache Memory Size, by searching at “Intel Core i5-7200” processor information on Google.

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