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liquid cooling system method to cool overclocked processors
memory cache small amount of faster RAM that stores recently retrieved data
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) multimedia instructions built to intel processors to add fuctionality
multi core processing
multiplier 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 processor package that contains 8 cores and supports 16 instructions at once
overclocking running a processor at a higher frequency that is recommended
PowerNow! AMD technology that increases performance and lowers system requirements
processor frequency frequency at which the CPU operates
quad core processor package that contains four cores and supports eight instructions
S1 state power saving mode where hard drive and monitor are off but eveything else runs normally
S2 state power saving mode where hard drive monitor and processor are turned off
S3 state power saving mode where everything is shut down but the RAM
static RAM (SRAM) RAM chips that retain information without the need to refresh
stop errors error at the kernal level that is severe enough to cause the sto-p error operating system to stop all processes
thermal compound creamlike substance that is placed between bottom of heatsink and top of CPU to keep it cool
triple core processor package that contains 3 core processors, supporting 6 instructions at once
Created by: natecorrea