I recently ordered a computer with an AMD Athlon 64 3300+ processor. This CPU runs at the same clock speed as a 3400+, but it's L2 cache is 256KB, as opposed to 512KB of the 3400+.
My question is whether it was a mistake to order this processor, when I could have gotten a 3200+ with twice the L2 cache and for $30 cheaper. I know that the 3200+ has a slower clock speed, but I don't know how important L2 cache is at affecting the total performance of a computer.
I'm pretty worried that I just wasted a good bit of money on a lackluster CPU, so if someone with more knowledge than myself could clear all this up for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.