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[Peripheral Component Interconnect]

This technology was developed by Intel. It is a standard for connecting peripherals to the computer. It is processor independant, meaning that it works with all processor manufacturers, including Apple and Amd. It usually runs at speeds of 20 to 33 MHz. It varies in size from 124-pins to 188-pins. With a 124-pin connector, it can transfer 32 bits. With a 188-pin connector, it can transfer 64 bits.