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9IPT: CPU Parts & Procedures

posted Jun 27, 2011, 2:43 PM by Eddie Woo
Today we'll be looking at the different components of a CPU in detail, and what each one - particularly, how they play a role in the fetch-execute cycle. Please complete the following tasks:
  1. Distinguish between 'logical' components and 'physical' components.
  2. Draw a diagram showing the five basic parts of a CPU, and briefly describe each component.
  3. Define "machine language instructions".
  4. Outline the steps in the fetch-execute cycle, and identify where each step occurs within the CPU.