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what are the responsibilities of each pins in CPU?

idata
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hello, my teacher gave me an assignments about the pins of an CPU?

Why is there ,many pins in a CPU instead of only one.

wish you will help me.

thank you.

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William_L_Intel1
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Hi Nycxzon,

Thanks for your question. Since Intel produces many different types of CPU, there is no one answer to fit all. For example, some CPU have pins that insert into a socket and others have bumps or BGA (Ball Grid Array) and the pins are in the socket.From a very basic point of view, all CPU contain some combination of address, data, power, clock, and other synchronization connections. If you were interested for example in the Pentium 4 CPU, here is the http://www.intel.com/assets/pdf/datasheet/310308.pdf Specification that will explain all the pin connections. Then when you want to take the next step, visit the http://support.intel.com/support/processors/ Intel Processor Support Page and dig into some of the more advanced multi-core designs such as Core2, XEON, and Itanium. Please let us know if this helped to get you a good grade in your class.

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