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Most microprocessors have a fixed number of registers. A register is an internal memory location that is optimized for very fast read and write access. Typically, a register can be explicitly called out as part of an instruction opcode. For example, an instruction might be "move the contents of the accumulator to the register called RegisterY".

Since the registers are implemented in the microprocessor's internal hardware, and because they can be used as part of some instructions, there must be a finite number of them. Otherwise, the microprocessor would need to have infinitely large amounts of hardware, and/or there would have to be an infinite number of instructions.

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How many base registers are there in 8086?

There are four base registers in the 8086/8088; Code Segment (CS), Data Segment (DS), Stack Segment (SS), and Extra Segment (ES).

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What is the size of flag register?

All of the 8086/8088 registers, AX, BX, CX, DX, SP, BP, SI, DI, CS, DS, SS, ES, IP, and FLAGS, are 16 bit registers. The AX, BX, CX, and DX registers may also be viewed as 8 eight bit registers AH/AL, BH/BL, CH/CL, and DH/DL.

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there are 14 registers in 8088 micro processor. All the 14 are 16 bit registers. They are4 segment registers viz - code segment register, stack segment register, data segment register, extra segment register.general registers are - accumulator register i.e. AX, base register i.e. BX, count register i.e. CX, data register i.e. DX and stack pointer (SP), base pointer (BP).index registers are - source index(SI), destination index(DI),and the other registers are instruction pointer and flags register.

How do you use 8 bit register as 16 bit register?

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