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L1 Memory on the processor chip.
L2 Memory in the processor package ,but not on the processor die..
L3 Some processors use a third cache farther than the processor core...
Hyper-Threading For each processor core that is physically present, the hyper threading operating system addresses two virtual or logical cores, and shares the workload between them when possible.
HyperTransport Best-known technologies used by processors.
FSB It connects to the front side of the processor that faces outward.
internal bus Inside the processor housing
BSB Internal memory cache
multipulier If you multiply the system bus frequency by the multiplier you get the processor frequency.
overclocking Running a a motherboard or processor at a higher speed than normal
multiprocessor A motherboard must be designed to support more than one processor by providing more than one processor socket
multi-core processing The latest advancement in multiple processing
dual core supports 4 instructions at once
triple core supports 6 instructions at once
octo core supports 16 instructions at once
quad core supports 8 instructions at once
memory cache holds data and instructions that the memory controller anticipates the processor will need next.
DRAM Most common used memory
ACPI advanced configuration and power interface
case fan a fan inside a computer case
centrino a technology used by Intel
CAG A round air duct that helps to pull fresh air from it
Cool'n'Quiet A feature of AMD processors that lowers power requirements
Cooler A combo cooling fan and heat sink
EIST A processor feature used by Intel that steps down frequency
Execute disable bit A processor security feature by Intel
heat sink A piece of metal, with cooling fins
liquid cooling system A method to cool overclocked processors that use a small pump
MMX Multimedia instructions built into Intel
PowerNow! An AMD technology that increases performance
processor frequency Usually expressed in GHz
S1 state ACPI power saving mode.
S2 state ACPI power turn off hard drive and monitor..
S3 state ACPI is in "hibernation"...
SRAM static random access memeory
stop errors An stop errors at the dynamic volume used for two or more hard drives
thermal compound A cream-like substance that is placed at the bottom of the heatsink
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