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Old 12-06-2005, 10:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quick question about CPU's

Are CPU's considered microchips? I don't think that they are, but I am not sure, I havn't read anything to tell me different. Thanks .

Quick responses appreciated, as i need to know for a PPT i am building. Thanks again. :beard:

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Old 12-06-2005, 10:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe a microprocessor is simply defined as a single integrated circuit that can control arithmetic, logic and control operations...which is basically what a CPU or any other processor is for that matter

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Old 12-06-2005, 10:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You could very well be right, i just wasn't sure and i hadnt found anything that told me different. I appreciate your fast response. thanks.
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Old 12-07-2005, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, CPUs are considered microchips. Gaara was right in saying that the term "microchip" is SO broad, that it basically encompasses every piece of circuitry in a computer nowadays. I'm sure you've all seen this definition, but I thought it was worth posting.

Microchip: A small, silicon object containing microscopic circuitry.

That basically describes everything in a processor!
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