Processor Speed... 700E What's the "E" for??!!

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Hi. My processor is a PIII 700Mhz. When I start my system, BIOS reports the processor speed as "700E." What does the E stand for?!

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I believe (although I could be wrong!) that the "E" specifies that the processor's L2 cache runs at the same frequency as the core i.e. 700 MHz in your case. Earlier processors without the "E" ran their L2 caches at half the core frequency. "EB" processors also exist (as do "B") whereby the processor's bus speed is increased from 100 to 133MHz - however, yours is not one of them I'm afraid.

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E means that it has the newer Coppermine core, B means 133MHz FSB
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