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A computer bus is made up of the maze like circuitry of the motherboard. There is four types of signals that can travel through these circuits; power, control signals, memory addresses, and data. Chips on the board require power and will take what power they need from the bus' circuit, also signals are sent through these circuits that coordinate the different functions on the motherboard and other added hardware. Components pass memory addresses to one another, giving instructions where to access data or follow certain commands. The
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Unformatted text preview: number of wires that make up the memory address lines of the bus determines how many bits can be used for a memory address. Finally data is passed over these circuits just like the memory, the number of lines is based on the type of processor and determines the number of bits in the data path. 1 1 pg. 203 of Guide to managing and maintaining your PC...
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