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Load Effective Address. On the surface, what it does is simple: It calculates an effective address given between the brackets of its source operand, and loads that address into any 32-bit general-purpose register given as its destination operand.


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Load Effective Address - Allows you to save effective addresses the same way you'd save the value stored at an address - but calculated at runtime. (Normally the effective address just returns the value stored at that address.)