The CPU (Central Processing Unit), is the chip in the computer that actually performs the operations and calculations that are done as a program runs. It is essentially what executes a program.

Use of this tag should be limited to general questions regarding:

  • the specific features and/or capabilities of a CPU
  • commands that can interact with the CPU to display its features
  • commands that show how many CPUs are present
  • show its model/type
  • can reconfigure it