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Computer CPU's CISC & RISc


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#1 ThorsonB

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:45 AM

CISC - Complex Instruction Set Computer

RISC - Reduced Instruction Set Computer


What do these mean in LAYMANS terms?
I read about them on this site http://www.pctechguide.com/21Architecture.htm but from that i only understood 10% of that CISC and RISC are :S

Is there anyone out there who can put this in laymans terms (as if it was for a 12 year old)

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:11 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduced_instr...on_set_computer

Scroll down to the main body of text

Edited by garmanma, 16 September 2009 - 11:12 AM.

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