secondary cache

<memory management>

(Or "second level cache", "level two cache", "L2 cache") A larger, slower cache between the primary cache and main memory. Whereas the primary cache is often on the same integrated circuit as the central processing unit (CPU), a secondary cache is usually external.

Last updated: 1997-06-25

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SECD machinesecondary cachesecondary damagesecondary key

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