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Level 3 (L3) cache the name for the extra cache built into motherboards between the microprocessor and the main memory.
liquid cooling system is a highly effective method of removing excess heat, with the most common heat transfer fluid in desktop PCs being water.
memory cache random access memory (RAM) that a computer microprocessor can access more quickly than it can access regular RAM
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) a set of 57 multimedia instructions built into Intel microprocessors and other x86-compatible microprocessors.
multi-core processing is a single computing component with two or more independent actual central processing units (called "cores"), which are the units that read and execute program instructions.
multiplier measures the ratio of an internal CPU clock rate to the externally supplied clock.
multiprocessor is the use of two or more central processing units (CPUs) within a single computer system.
octo is the central Information Technology (IT) and telecommunications agency for DCPS and the District of Columbia government.
overclocking the process of making a computer or component operate faster than the clock frequency specified by the manufacturer by modifying system parameters.
PowerNow! is speed throttling and power saving technology of AMD's processors used in laptops.
processor frequency specifies the operating (internal) frequency of CPU's core.
quad core contains four cores (e.g. AMD Phenom II X4, Intel's quad-core processors, see i3, i5, and i7 at Intel Core)
S1 state is a sleeping state with power consumption, Software resumption, Hardware latency, and System hardware context.
S2 state similar to S1 except that the CPU context and contents of the system cache are lost because the processor loses power.
S3 state the hibernate state, is the lowest-powered sleeping state and has the longest wake-up latency.
static RAM (SRAM) exhibits data remanence, but it is still volatile in the conventional sense that data is eventually lost when the memory is not powered.
stop errors occurs when Windows XP Professional stops responding
thermal compound is a viscous fluid substance, originally with properties akin to grease, which increases the thermal conductivity of a thermal interface
triple core A single chip with three distinct processors that work simultaneously
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