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Memory Type Range Registers

<architecture, video> (MTRR) Registers in the Pentium Pro and Pentium II processors that can be used to specify a strategy for communication with the external memory and caches for a number of physical address ranges.

Strategies include write-through, write-back, or uncached(?). Such control is useful where the memory is located on a device and is accessed via some kind of device bus, e.g. a PCI or AGP graphics card, where caching would be of no benefit.

(1999-07-02)

 


Nearby terms: memory mapped I/O memory protection memory smash Memory Type Range Registers MEMS Mentat MENTOR
 

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