CPU - James Eddles

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Year 10 Computing Mind Map on CPU - James Eddles, created by James Eddles on 09/13/2016.

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CPU - James Eddles
1 Purpose:
1.1 The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is the part of a computer system that is commonly referred to as the "brains" of a computer. The CPU is also known as the processor or microprocessor. The CPU is responsible for executing a sequence of stored instructions called a program.
2 Cycle:
2.1 Fetch
2.2 Execute
2.3 Decode
2.4 An instruction cycle (sometimes called a fetch–decode–execute cycle) is the basic operational process of a computer. It is the process by which a computer retrieves a program instruction from its memory, determines what actions the instruction dictates, and carries out those actions.
3 The amount of RAM memory. The speed and generation of your CPU (the system clock) The size of the Register on your CPU. The Bus type and speed. The amount of Cache memory.
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