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Term: CPU [Central Processing Unit]
CPU is an acronym for Central Processing Unit, which is the chip that is often referred to as the “brain” of a computer.
CPU is often used incorrectly to refer to the entire computer itself, or the desktop box. In reality, the term specifically refers to an integrated circuit or “chip” that resides on or is connected to the computer’s motherboard, inside the box.« Back to Glossary Index