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As computer word size gets larger and larger, there is a law of diminishing returns: the speed of execution of application programs does not increase and may, in fact, decrease. Explain why this can occur?

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This solution discusses factors that impact the speed of execution of application programs.

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As word size gets larger, the amount of combinational logic to access levels of memory increases - depending on what level we are ...

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