What would happen if the CPU data-bus bit 2 is connected to the RAM data-bit 5 and CPU data-bus bit 5 is connected to RAM data bit 2? Assume the rest of the connections are all right – explain.
1$\begingroup$ Cross-posted: stackoverflow.com/q/69452870/781723, cs.stackexchange.com/q/144416/755. Please do not post the same question on multiple sites. $\endgroup$– D.W. ♦Nov 13, 2021 at 7:58
Not much. Bits 2 and 5 will get swapped over when the CPU reads memory but also when it writes memory, so it cancels out. It will only make a difference if some other hardware device is also accessing the RAM and not swapping over those bits.