Closed What is "ARM"? Tags: CPUs Chip Last response: March 3, 2013 11:19 PM in CPUs Share melikepie a b à CPUs February 25, 2013 4:22:14 PM I've heard about something like this before but I noticed it in CodeBlocks and I was wondering what it was. So I'm assuming it's a platform? But I've heard about it being a chip (assuming it's not the salty kind)? So what is it exactly? More about : arm Bejusek a b à CPUs February 25, 2013 4:42:20 PM I find it amusing that Tomshardware Addict doesn't know what the ARM is. And it is one of the alternative architectures to x86. Here is a good read: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARM_architecture melikepie a b à CPUs February 25, 2013 5:01:13 PM So it's pretty much a CPU with an architecture that requires less transistors? So a ARM program can only be ran on a ARM CPU? Related resources Monitor Arm Height - Forum How do Pro machines run " ARM " RT apps? - Forum Is AMD CPU with ARM Cores Possible? - Forum Talking Tom has ARM native code and is not supported - Forum Building an ARM computer - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution twelve25 a b à CPUs February 25, 2013 5:05:05 PM It doesn't necessarily require less transistors, that's just how they have been designed so far. It's just another architecture. And yes, programs have to be compiled to run on a specific architecture or they send commands to the processor that it will not understand. melikepie a b à CPUs March 3, 2013 11:09:58 PM Best answer selected by melikepie. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCPU lever arm will not go down. HELP! ForumShould a CPU lift off MB socket without moving arm ? ForumShure Series III arm vs. 3009 ForumHow to connect arm 7 to my laptop ForumHow will arm do in windows? ForumIs intel competing fairly against ARM ? ForumIs ARM going to be a factor in the future of CPUs ForumPerformance per clock of ARM cpu? ForumAny one want to buy SME arm ? ForumIntel Pentium E2180 help ForumWhat ups should i buy ForumWhat do you think of this custom PC? (for gaming and redering, budget) ForumWhat type of expansion slots are avail.forNIC,wirelssNIC,video adapter ForumWhat's the best case on the market right now? ForumWhat to buy ? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !