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Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is an open industry specification co-developed by Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Phoenix, and Toshiba.
back-side bus (BSB) is a computer bus used to connect the CPU to CPU cache memory
case fan any fan inside, or attached to, a computer case used for active cooling
Centrino brand represents Intel Wi-Fi and WiMAX adapters
chassis air guide (CAG) is Intel's thermal system to PC chassis
Cool’n’Quiet a CPU speed throttling and power saving technology introduced by AMD with its Athlon 64 processor line.
Cooler most commonly is an insulated box used to keep food or drink cool.
DRAM a type of random-access memory that stores each bit of data in a separate capacitor within an integrated circuit.
dual-core processing has two cores (e.g. AMD Phenom II X2, Intel Core Duo)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) a trademark for a series of dynamic frequency scaling technologies built into some Intel microprocessors that allow the clock speed of the processor to be dynamically changed (to different P-states) by software
Execute disable bit is an Intel hardware-based security feature that can help reduce system exposure to viruses and malicious code.
front-side bus (FSB) is a computer communication interface (bus) often used in Intel-chip-based computers during the 1990s and 2000s.
heat sink s a passive heat exchanger component that cools a device by dissipating heat into the surrounding air. In computers, heat sinks are used to cool central processing units or graphics processors.
hyper-threading is Intel's proprietary simultaneous multithreading (SMT) implementation used to improve parallelization of computations (doing multiple tasks at once) performed on PC microprocessors.
hyper transport is a technology for interconnection of computer processors.
internal bus connects all the internal components of a computer
Level 1 (L1) cache often called primary cache, is a static memory integrated with processor core that is used to store information recently accessed by a processor.
Level 2 (L2) cache also called secondary cache, is a memory that is used to store recently accessed information.
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