Unformatted text preview: 2. Describe the term “port” as used in microprocessor system architectures. 3. A clock cycle for a specific motherboard CPU is 500 picoseconds. What is the frequency of the crystal oscillator used on the board? 4. Relate the term “superscalar” to the Pentium architecture. 5. Describe Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 cache memory related to processor architecture. 6. Describe the term “context switching” in a preemptive multitasking OS environment. 7. Show the memory map associated with Real-Address Mode in an IA-32 Processor Architecture. 8. In the motherboard chipset, what tasks are performed by the 8237A and 8259A peripheral devices? 9. What characteristics distinguish BIOS-level input/output?...
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