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Ch 5- P2- Stack2

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Level 3 (L3) cache L3 cache is then the extra cache that sits on the motherboard between the processor and main memory
liquid cooling system A liquid cooling system (LCS) circulates liquid through small pipes in a heat sink attached to the processor in your system.
memory cache AM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) Multimedia instructions built into Intel processors to add functionality such as better processing of multimedia,
multi-core processing In computing, a processor is the unit that reads and executes program instructions
multiplier measures the ratio of an internal CPU clock rate to the externally supplied clock
octo 8
overclocking Overclocking is a popular technique for eking out a little more performance from a system.
PowerNow! It allows the OS and power management to tune down the speed of the processor in order to conserve power
processor frequency It is measured as a frequency in hertz (Hz), and most commonly refers to the speed of the computer's Central Processing Unit
quad core A type of multi-core technology that includes two separate dual-core dies, where dial-core means a CPU that includes two complete execution cores per physical processor)
S1 state With each successive sleep state, from S1 to S4, more of the computer is shut down. All ACPI-compliant computers shut off their processor clocks at S1
S2 state With each successive sleep state, from S1 to S4, more of the computer is shut down. All ACPI-compliant computers shut off their processor clocks at S2
S3 state With each successive sleep state, from S1 to S4, more of the computer is shut down. All ACPI-compliant computers shut off their processor clocks at S3
static RAM (SRAM) Short for static random access memory, and pronounced ess-ram. SRAM is a type of memory that is faster and more reliable than the more common DRAM (dynamic RAM)
stop errors Also called a fatal system error, an operating system (OS) error that causes the OS to stop functioning and can place data at risk.
thermal compound A thick substance that, in computer systems, is often used between the CPU core and surface of the heatsink to assist in the quick transferal of heat.
triple core A single chip with three distinct processors that work simultaneously. For example, AMD introduced its triple-core Phenom
Created by: Dgrobelny