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Thread: Socketed or soldered cache on the 9600 motherboard?

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    hello.
    i've "always" had the belief that 9600 cache was socketed, yet the MacGurus 9600 motherboard page says not. I'm starting to feel my 9500 isn't so inferior...
    http://www.macgurus.com/shoppingcart...mbppc9600.html

    "One of the great flaws of the 9600-series Tsunami
    architecture is that its 512k L2 cache is soldered
    onto the logic board, with no L2 DIMM slot available.

    Can someone give me a reality check please?

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    my free 7500 grew up into a 9500, and it's still nickel-and-diming me to death!

    [This message has been edited by ricercar (edited 27 September 2001).]

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    As far as I know, the 9500 and 9600 both use the Tsunami mother board. Part of the design is the motherboard cache.

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    Thanks. I'm so wrong.

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    ricercar

    my free 7500 grew up into a 9500, and it's still nickel-and-diming me to death!

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    Actually you are not necessarily wrong - ricercar

    The 9600/Mach5 - KAN-SAS board has an inline L2 cache connected to the CPU card. So in a way - those are socketed to the 'PDS' slot. There is no soldered L2 cache on those puppies!

    I have heard that PCI (maybe memory too?) is slightly more limited in the Kansas boards for some reason. Those 9600 cases are KILLER though. I am in the process of upgrading an 8600 for work.

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