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[ The PC Guide | Systems and Components Reference Guide | The Processor | Processor Architecture and Operation | Internal Processor Interfaces and Operation ]

Instruction Execution Process

This section describes how the processor actually executes instructions. The execution of an instruction is not something that happens in a single step; the execution is broken into several substeps. These differ depending on the type of processor, since some break execution into many more substeps than others.

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