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Unformatted text preview: and a shared memory. The processors use the shared memory for communication, and the configuration is thus called a shared-memory configuration. See Figure 5.8. 5.4 Interpreting Ads Walter S. Mossberg, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal , listed items to watch out for when shopping for a personal computer. 3 Here are a few of his points that are relevant to the jargon in computer ads. Increased processor speed does not necessarily mean better performance in tasks such as web surfing, e-mail, and word processing as long as the machine has sufficient memory. That is, the more memory you have, the less powerful the processor needs to be. Be aware, however, that the total...
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