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Level 3 (L3) cache Cache memory further from the processor core than level 2 cache, but still in the processor package
liquid cooling system A method to cool overclocked processors that uses a small pump inside the computer case and tubes that move water or other liquid around components and then away from them to a place where fans can cool the liquid
memory cache A small amount of faster RAM that stores recently retrieved data, in anticipation of what the CPU will request next, thus speeding up access.
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) Multimedia instructions built into Intel processors to add functionality such as better processing of multimedia
multi-core processing A processor technology whereby the processor housing contains two or more processor cores that operate at the same frequency
multiplier The factor by which the bus speed or frequency is multiplied to get the CPU clock speed
multiprocessor A system that contains more than one processor
octo A processor package that contains eight cores and supports 16 instructions at once
overclocking Running a processor at a higher frequency than is recommended by the manufacturer
PowerNow! An AMD technology that increases performance and lowers power requirements for processors
processor frequency The frequency at which the CPU operates.
quad core A processor package that contains four cores and supports eight instructions at once
S1 state The ACPI power saving mode where the hard drive and monitor are turned off and everything else runs normally
S2 state The ACPI power saving mode where the hard drive,monitor, and processor are turned off
S3 state The ACPI power saving mode where everything is shut down except RAM and enough of the system to respond to a wake up call
static RAM (SRAM) RAM chips that retain information without the need for refreshing, as long as the computer's power is on
stop errors An error at the kernel level that is severe enough to cause the operating system to stop all processes
thermal compound A creamlike substance that is placed between the bottom of the cooler heatsink and the top of the processor to eliminate air pockets and to help to draw heat off the processor
triple core A processor package that contains three core processors, thus supporting six instructions at once
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