What is a processor chip?

Answer A processor chip, otherwise known as a central processing unit (CPU), is an integrated circuit that performs the calculations needed to run software.FunctionCPUs consist of hundreds of millions of ... Read More »

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What is a Pentium 4 processor chip?

Intel's Pentium 4 processor was one of its most radical processor designs. This resulted in impressive performance, but inefficient power usage and excessive heat generation eventually killed the d... Read More »

Is a cache separate from the processor chip on the motherboard?

Memory caches are sometimes built into processors and sometimes are in a separate location on the motherboard. It depends on the architecture of the processor. Intel x86 processors, commonly found ... Read More »

Can you upgrade a x205-s9349 processor chip?

A x205-s9349 processor chip can be upgraded. The most common choices would be the T9300, the X9000 or the T8300. Installing the new processor is relatively simple so long as you keep track of your ... Read More »

What is the memory cache on the processor chip called?

CPUs have a built-in memory cache called the L1 cache. The L1 cache is made from SRAM, as opposed to the DRAM of main memory, and this makes the SRAM a great deal faster, but also more expensive th... Read More »