Modern CPUs are quite the powerhouses when it comes to computational power. That very power results in faster performance whether you’re playing your favourite games or just browsing the internet. However, with processors being more complicated, there are also more points of failure. If you’ve ever faced a CPU-related issue before, you know diagnosing CPUs isn’t easy either.
In this article, we’re talking about the cache hierarchy error, its reasons and what you can do to fix the problem.
What causes the cache hierarchy error?
Regardless of whether your CPU is from Intel or AMD, you can run into this problem. Some common causes include:
- CPU overheating due to improper thermals or overclocking
- CPU isn’t getting enough power
- Corrupt or outdated drivers
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How to fix cache hierarchy errors?
Here are five fixes you can try out.
Update your PC
The first thing you should do is to update your PC. Updating your PC will, in most cases, update your drivers and fix any issues in the process.
Check your CPU thermals
The leading cause of this issue is your CPU overheating. Regardless of whether you have an inefficient thermal system or your CPU is overclocked and running at higher temps, sustained performance at higher CPU temperatures isn’t possible and generally leads to a crash.
Remove all new software
If you’ve installed any new programs recently, try removing them to see if that solves your problem. Once again, if you’re removing multiple programs, remove them one at a time and reboot your PC each time to isolate the program at fault.
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Update your CPU drivers
Updating your Realtek drivers can also often fix the issue.
Step 1: Press the Windows Key + X and click on Device Manager.
Step 2: Scroll down to find Processors. Double-click to see all available devices.
Step 3: Find your processor in there. Right-click it to open the context menu. Note that if you’re experiencing issues with some other device, locate that in the Device Manager.
Step 4: Click on Uninstall device. This will remove the device and its drivers from your machine.
Roll back your drivers
Alternatively, you can also opt to roll back to a previous version of the driver that was working fine for you. Here’s how.
Step 1: Press Windows key + R, type in devmgmt.msc and hit enter.
Step 2: Double-click your device to open its properties.
Step 3: Under the Drivers tab, click Roll Back Driver. If the option is greyed out for you, the driver can’t be reverted to an older version or is already on the oldest version.
Restart your computer and try using it with the older driver. It should work fine for you now.