auto idle

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Auto Idle definition


A facility provided by some Intel clock doubled microprocessors where the internal clock can be slowed to the external clock rate while the processor is waiting for data from memory, returning to full speed as soon as the data arrives.
See also System Management Mode.
(1994-11-09)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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