Wait State

In computing, a wait state is a signal sent to the processor telling it to wait before sending more data. Originally wait states were introduced for processors in personal computers with the then new AT data bus which although faster than the old PC data bus quickly became a bottleneck as processors became faster, too fast for the data bus and conn...
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Wait State

This refers to when a processor or other component has to rest in between clock cycles due to a slower component such as memory. See also zero wait state.
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Wait state

A wait state is a delay experienced by a computer processor when accessing external memory or another device that is slow to respond. As of late 2011, computer microprocessors run at very high speeds, while memory technology does not seem to be able to catch up: typical PC processors like the Intel Core 2 and the AMD Athlon 64 X2 run with a clock ...
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Wait State

A brief delay added before a microprocessor executes an instruction, to allow time for slower memory
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