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Level 1 (L1) cache Level 1 (L1) cache, also known as primary cache, is a memory cache built into the CPU.
Level 2 (L2) cache Level 2 (L2) cache, also known as secondary cache or RAM cache, is the cache memory external to the CPU.
Level 3 (L3) cache Level 3 cache is the third-fastest cache memory available to a CPU.
liquid cooling system a type of cooling system in a computer, which consists of one or more “water blocks”, a pump, a radiator, one or more fans, tubing, cooling liquid, and may also include a reservoir and fittings.
memory cache memory for the CPU.
MMX (Multimedia Extensions) first technology to support repetitive looping.
multi-core processing latest advancement in multiple processing
multiplier System bus frequency x multiplier = processor frequency
multiprocessor Second method of improving performance is installing more than one processor on a motherboard.
octo a processor package that contains eight cores and supports 16 instructions at once
overclocking running a processor at a higher frequency than is recommended by the manufacturer, which can result in an unstable system, but is a popular thing to do when a computer is used for gaming
PowerNow! by AMD increases performance and lowers power requirements
processor frequency the frequency at which the CPU operates.
quad core a processor package that contains four cores and supports eight instructions at once
S1 state the ACPI power saving mode where the hard drive and monitor are turned off and everything else runs normally
S2 state the ACPI power saving mode where the hard drive and monitor and processor are turned off
S3 state the ACPI power saving mode where everything is shut down except the RAM and enough of the system to respond to wake-up call such as pressing the keyboard
static RAM (SRAM) memory in a memory cache
stop errors an error at the kernal level that is severe enough to cause the operating system to stop all processor
thermal compound a creamlike substance that is placed in the bottom of the cooler
triple core a processor package that contains triple core processors
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