Like this CertiGuide? Get it in PDF format!
Click Here!

Custom Search







Table Of Contents  CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real)
 9  Chapter 8: Motherboards

Previous Topic/Section
DMA Details
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Memory Addresses
Next Topic/Section

Bus Mastering

This is the process of a device taking over the bus and bypassing the CPU. This is somewhat similar to DMA except that the device does not use DMA channels but accesses the bus (PCI for example) directly to transfer data. For example, bus mastering hard drives is common in modern computers. Bus mastering requires a true multitasking CPU (Pentium II or later) and a multitasking operating system such as Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.


Previous Topic/Section
DMA Details
Previous Page
Pages in Current Topic/Section
1
Next Page
Memory Addresses
Next Topic/Section

If you find CertiGuide.com useful, please consider making a small Paypal donation to help the site, using one of the buttons below. You can also donate a custom amount using the far right button (not less than $1 please, or PayPal gets most/all of your money!) In lieu of a larger donation, you may wish to consider buying an inexpensive PDF equivalent of the CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real) from StudyExam4Less.com. Thanks for your support!
Donate $2
Donate $5
Donate $10
Donate $20
Donate $30
Donate: $



Home - Table Of Contents - Contact Us

CertiGuide to A+ (A+ 4 Real) (http://www.CertiGuide.com/apfr/) on CertiGuide.com
Version 1.0 - Version Date: March 29, 2005

Adapted with permission from a work created by Tcat Houser et al.
CertiGuide.com Version Copyright 2005 Charles M. Kozierok. All Rights Reserved.
Not responsible for any loss resulting from the use of this site.