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liquid cooling system A method to col 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 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, SIMD support, and increased cache.
multi-core processing A processor technology whereby the processor cores that operate at the same frequency, but independently of each other.
multiplier The factor by which the bust 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.
PowerNow! The speed throttling and power saving technology of AMD's processors used in laptops.
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 such as pressing the keyboard.
static RAM (SRAM) RAM chips that retain information without the need for refreshing, as long as the computers 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 heat sink 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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