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Key Terms

  • active listening

  • AGP

  • AGP bus stop

  • APU

  • ATX

  • back side bus

  • bus

  • bus speed

  • cache memory

  • chipset

  • clock

  • clock speed

  • CPU

  • CPU speed

  • CPU throttling

  • distended capacitor

  • dual-core

  • external data bus

  • fan

  • form factors

  • FSB

  • gigahertz

  • GPU

  • heat sink

  • hexa-core

  • Hyper-Threading

  • HyperTransport

  • ICH

  • IGP

  • iGPU

  • internal data bus

  • ITX

  • L1 cache

  • L2 cache

  • L3 cache

  • liquid cooling

  • MCH

  • micro-ATX

  • mini-ATX

  • mini-ITX

  • north bridge

  • octa-core

  • overclocking

  • passive cooling

  • PCI

  • PCI bus speed

  • PCIe

  • PCIe bus speed

  • PCI-X

  • POST

  • processor

  • quad-core

  • south bridge

  • thermal pad

  • thermal paste

  • thread

  • throttle management

  • virtualization

  • ZIF sockets

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