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Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) an interface standard, part of the IDE/ATA standards
back-side bus (BSB) the processors internal bus
case fan a fan inside a computer case used to draw air out
Centrino a technology used by intel whereby the processor
chassis air guide (CAG) A round air duct that helps to pull and direct fresh air
Cool’n’Quiet a feature of AMD processors that lowers power
Cooler A combination cooling fan
DRAM the most common type of system memory
dual-core processing a processor package that contains two core processors
Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology (EIST) a processor feature used by intel that steps down processor frequency
Execute disable bit a processor security feature by intel
front-side bus (FSB) the bus between the CPU and memory on the motherboard
heat sink a piece of metal, with cooling fans
hyper-threading the Intel technology that allows each logical processor with the processor
hyper transport The AMD technology that allows each logical processor within the processor
internal bus the bus inside the CPU that is used for communication between the CPUs internal components
Level 1 (L1) cache memory on the processor die used as a cache
Level 2 (L2) cache Level 1 (L2) cache-memory in the processor package
Level 3 (L3) cache Level 3 (L3) cache-cache memory further from the processor core than level 2
liquid cooling system a method to cool overclocked processors
memory cache a small amount of faster RAM
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) built into intel processors to add functionality
multi-core processing a processor technology whereby the processor housing contains 2 or more processors
multiplier the factor by which the bus speed or frequency is multiplied
multiprocessor a system that contains more than one processor
octo a processor package that contains eight cores
overclocking running a processor at a higher frequency
PowerNow! an AMD technology that increases performances and lowers power.
processor frequency the frequency at which the CPU operates
quad core a processor package that contains four cores
S1 state S1 state-the ACPI power saving mode where the hard drive and monitor are turned off
S2 state S2 state-The SCPI power saving mode where the hard drive, monitor, and processor are turned off
S3 state S3 state-The ACPI power saving mode where everything is shut down except RAM
static RAM (SRAM) RAM chip that retains information without the need for refreshing
stop errors an error at the kernel level that is severe enough to cause the operating system
thermal compound A cream like substance that is placed between the bottom of the cooler.
triple core a processor package that contains three core processor.
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