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hey my CPU-Z says that Technology of my processor is .13 μ what does this mean?
    
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hey my CPU-Z says that Technology of my processor is .13 μ what does this mean?
That means that you have an 130nm ( nanometre ) CPU
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That means that you have an 130nm ( nanometre ) CPU
thanks but what is the significance of this?
    
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thanks but what is the significance of this?
It is the amount of space between each tiny little transistor on your CPU or its the amount of them..But the smaller the number such as 90nm and 65nm the cooler your CPU runs
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130nm means 130 nanometre. It is the physical size of the die (square in the center of your cpu) under the IHS. All new AMD's are 90nm and most intels aswell, although intel now has 65nm processors. The smaller the core, the less heat.
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thanks but what is the significance of this?
The processor die was made with 130nm technology, so therefore the CPU die is larger than a 90nm or 65nm CPU die, and 130nm OCs less than a 90nm or 65nm. Also, the smaller you go, *potentially* the faster the CPU can go.
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Actually, it's not the spacing in between the transistors. It's the actual size of the transistor itself.
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Actually, it's not the spacing in between the transistors. It's the actual size of the transistor itself.
Yeah, because if the transistors were just packed closer together, you would just get more heat.
Thanks for pointing that out.
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Think of it as grains of sand 130 micron diameter sand versus 90 micron sand, the smaller the grains of sand the better the quality of silicon, thats the short simple answer, I think they are now down to 65.
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thanx all i knew it meant 130nm but i didnt know thta it was size of transistor or what its sig was
    
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