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Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) specification developed by intel compaq phoenix microsoft and toshiba to control power on computers and other devices
back-side bus (BSB) the portion of a processor's internal bus that connects the proccessor to the internal memory cache. the bus operates at a much higher frequency
case fan a fan inside a computer case used to draw air out of or into the case
Centrino a 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) a round air ductthat helps to pull and direct fresh air from outside a computer case to the cooler and processor
Cool’n’Quiet a feature of AMD processor that lowers power requirements and helps keep a system quiet
Cooler a combination cooling fan and heat sink mounted on the top or side of the processor to keep it cool
DRAM the most common type of system memory it requires refreshing every few milliseconds
dual-core processing a processor package that contains two core processors thus supporting four instructions at once
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) a processor feature used by intel that steps down processor frequency when the processor is idle to conserve power and lower heat
Execute disable bit The NX bit, which stands for Never eXecute, is a technology used in CPUs to segregate areas of memory for use by either storage of processor instructions (or code) or for storage of data, a feature normally only found in Harvard architecture processors.
front-side bus (FSB) A front-side bus (FSB) is a computer communication interface (bus) often used in Intel-chip-based computers during the 1990s and 2000s.
heat sink In electronic systems, a heat sink is a passive heat exchanger component that cools a device by dissipating heat into the surrounding air.
hyper-threading Hyper-threading (officially Hyper-Threading Technology or HT Technology, abbreviated HTT or HT) is Intel's proprietary simultaneous multithreading (SMT) implementation used to improve parallelization of computations performed on PC microprocessors.
hyper transport HyperTransport (HT), formerly known as Lightning Data Transport (LDT), is a technology for interconnection of computer processors.
internal bus
Level 1 (L1) cache
Level 2 (L2) cache memory in proccessor packet not the die
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