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Level 3 (L3) cache cache memory further from the processor core than level 2 cash, but still in the processor package
liquid cooling system A method to cool overclocked processors that use tubes and a liquid coolant to cool down the motherboard and its components
memory cache a small amount of faster RAM that stores recently recieved data, in anticipation of what the CPU will request next, speeding it up
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) Multimedia instructions built into intel processors to add functionality such as better processing of multimedia, SIMD support, and increased cash.
multi-core processing a processor technology whereby the processor housing contains two or more processor cores that operate at the same frequency, but indepently of eachother
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 8 cores and supports 16 instructions at once
overclocking running a processor at a higher frequency then recommended which can result in an unstable system
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 4 cores and supports 8 instructions at once
S1 state the ACPI power saving mode where the harddrive and monitor are turned off and everything runs normally
S2 state the ACPI power saving mode where the hard drive, monitor and processor are turned off
S3 state 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 info withut the need for refreshing, as long as the computer's power is on. more expensive
stop errors an error at the kernel level that is severe enough to cause the operating system to stopp 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 draw heat off the processor
triple core a processor package that contains 3 core processors, thus supporting 6 instructions at once
Created by: antbartley18