Check Architecture Machine

In computing , Machine Check Architecture ( MCA ) is an Intel mechanism in which the CPU reports hardware errors to the operating system .

Intel ‘s Pentium 4, Intel Xeon, P6 family processors, architecture, software, error detection, error detection, ECC errors, parity errors, cache errors, and translation lookaside buffer errors. It consists of a set of model-specific registers ( MSRs ) that are used to set up machine checking and additional MSRs. [1]

See also

  • Machine-check exception (MCE)
  • High availability
  • Reliability, availability and serviceability (computer hardware)
  • Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA)


  1. Jump up^ Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer’s Manual, Volume 3A . Intel Corporation. August 2007. pp. 14-1.

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