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CompTIA A+ Exam Cram, Fourth Edition by David L. Prowse

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Chapter 3. The CPU

The central processing unit, or CPU, is quite often referred to as the “brain” of the computer. Today’s CPUs are like superbrains! A typical CPU today runs at 3GHz or higher, use two or more cores, and some can easily process 50 billion operations per second. That’s a good deal more than we would have seen just 5 years ago. Some mornings I have trouble processing the thought need coffee! Of course we know that the human brain is much more sophisticated ...

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