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Level 1 cache Memory on the processor die
Level 2 cache Memory in the processor package, but not on the processor die.
level 3 cache Some processor use a thrid cache farther from the processor core, but still in the processor package
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) the current set of standards that is used by bios, hardware and the OS to manage power
back-side bus (BSB) the processor internal
case fan fan inside a computer case used to draw air out of or into the case
Centrino technology used by Intel whereby the processor, chipset,and wireless network adapter are all interconnected as a unit which improves laptop performance
chassis air guide (CAG) intel and AMD recommend a CAG as a case design the portion of bus that connects the processor to the internal memory cache
Cool’n’Quiet By AMD lowers power requirement and helps keeps the system quiet
Cooler sists on top of the processor and consists of a fan
DRAM see dynamic ram (dram)running the processor at a higher frequency then is recommended
dual-core processing supporting four instruction
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) by Intel steps down processor frequency when the processor is idle to conserve power and lower heat.
Execute disable bit By intel is a security feature that prevents software from executing or reproducing itself if it appears to be malicious
front-side bus (FSB) it connects to the front side of the processor that faces the outside world.
heat sink which are fins that draw heat away from the processor
hyper-threading Probably the best known technologies used by processor are intel
hyper transport Probably the best known technologies used by processor are intel and amd
internal bus Inside the processor housing, data, instruction,addresses, and control signals
liquid cooling system the most popular method of cooling overclocked processor
memory cache such as an L1,L2,or L3 cache, is RAm that holds data and instruction the memory controller anticipates the processor will need next
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) the first technology to support repetitive looping, whereby the processor receives an instruction and then applies to it to a stream of data that follows
multi-core processing latest advancement in multiple processing is multi core processing
multiplier if you multiply the system bus frequency by the multiplier, you get the processor frequency
multiprocessor A second method of improving performance is installing more than one processor on a motherboard
octo supporting sixteen instruction at once
PowerNow! by AMD increase performance and lowers power requirement
processor frequency is the speed at which the processor operate internally
quad core supporting eight instruction at once
S1 state the hard drive and monitor are turned off and everything else runs normally.
S2 state the hard drive, monitor, and processor, are turned off
S3 state everything is shut down ecxept RAM and enough of the system to respond to a wake up call such as pressing the keyboard or moving the mouse
static RAM (SRAM) it does not need refreshing and can hold data as long as power is available
stop errors an error at the kernel level that is severe enough to cause the operating system to stop all processes
thermal compound is placed between the bottom of the cooler heatsink and the top of the processor
triple core supporting six instruction at onc
Created by: apius