Question Intel old CPU

shaharhada

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Jul 27, 2020
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When we use Intel old chip that calls Pentium we get an error in calculations as written:
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When converted to the hexadecimal value used by the processor, 4,195,835 = 0x4005FB and 3,145,727 = 0x2FFFFF. The '5' in 0x4005FB triggers the access to the 'empty' array cells. "
from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_FDIV_bug
Few lines above the title: Discovery and response.

So, what the bold sentence say?

I can't understand and dictionary can't help in understanding.
 

kanewolf

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When we use Intel old chip that calls Pentium we get an error in calculations as written:
"
When converted to the hexadecimal value used by the processor, 4,195,835 = 0x4005FB and 3,145,727 = 0x2FFFFF. The '5' in 0x4005FB triggers the access to the 'empty' array cells. "
from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_FDIV_bug
Few lines above the title: Discovery and response.

So, what the bold sentence say?

I can't understand and dictionary can't help in understanding.
Look at the paragraphs before the section you extracted. That describes what the "empty" cells are. They were an array that was programmed into the chip incorrectly.
 

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