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 Score 0 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? Score 0 Related resources What the major submodules in an Intel, ARM and AMD CPUs? - Forum What CPU should i buy for Combat Arms? - Forum What Is The Point Of The Current GPU 'arms race'? - Forum Is x86 superior to ARM? - Forum Does anyone know the transistor count for the ARM M0? - 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. Share melikepie a b à CPUs March 3, 2013 11:09:58 PM Best answer selected by melikepie. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow do i get Sharp printer driver AR-M316 Forum SolvedHelp with finding triple monitor arm. Forum SolvedDo I need two anti-static wrist straps for each arm? Forum SolvedSeagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB hd actuator arm Forum Sudden Weak Arm, Mouse Wire and Arm tenseness ruined my aim. Forum SolvedPower of ARM Forum Cannot connect Sharp printer AR-M316 Forum Monitor Arm that can overhang a pair of 12" speakers? Forum Modern ARM compared to old x86? Forum Explain ARM processors to me. Forum Which Arm mount to buy? Forum If you haven't played Armed Assault this is what your missing.. Forum monitor arm for 3x 27" screens Forum SolvedARM CPU's Forum SolvedHelp - Lowering the CPU Socket Arm Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !