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    • How to Burn a VCD

      How to Burn a VCD

      If someone is looking for an alternative to burning video on a DVD, one of the easiest and most affordable forms of media, he/she can burn what is called a VCD (Video Compact Disc). While DVDs are a great way to store large files, especially video and sound, VCDs, while smaller in size, can easily

    • How to Upgrade a CPU

      How to Upgrade a CPU

      You can upgrade an older microprocessor to a newer one in easy steps. Before going ahead, you should gather information about which new CPU you need and whether your motherboard is compatible with it or not. The compatibility of your new CPU with your motherboard can be ascertained by searching for specific information on the

    • ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface)

      ATAPI (ATA Packet Interface)

      ATAPI, Advanced Technology Attachment with Packet Interface is the standard interface (type of connection) used to connect hard drives, CD-ROM drives and other components like RAM, motherboard inside the CPUs of personal computers. It is the standard developed by Western Digital and maintained by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (also known as the

    • How to Format a Hard Drive

      How to Format a Hard Drive

      Formatting a hard drive often becomes necessary when Trojans or viruses that are difficult to remove infect it or when there are bad sectors on it. A hard drive should be divided into small partitions to utilize the space effectively. A hard drive can also be formatted in order to reorganize the space available. Remember,

    • How to Install a Windows Media Player MP4 CoDec

      How to Install a Windows Media Player MP4 CoDec

      Microsoft Windows Media Player does not support an MP4 video CoDec. In order to make it work you need to install an MP3 CoDec manually.   Install an MP4 CoDec using the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Please note that the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack is not an official release from Microsoft. However, it is a

    • How to Reset a BIOS Password

      How to Reset a BIOS Password

      On PCs, the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is updatable computer firmware designed to initialize the computer during start prior to handing control to the operating system. Due to the sensitive nature of the system settings controlled by the BIOS, a password can be set by either the computer manufacturer or the end-user. Some of the

    • USB (Universal Serial Bus)

      USB (Universal Serial Bus)

      USB is an external hardware interface and communication standard used for connecting varied peripherals to a computer. These peripherals include mice, keyboards, scanners, digital cameras, mobile phones, printers, digital audio players, external hard drives, memory sticks, gaming peripherals and so on. It supports plug and play installation and hot plugging. USB has almost entirely replaced

    • Types of Computer Cases

      Types of Computer Cases

      A computer case, also termed as computer chassis or cabinet, is a small enclosure or box into which all the major computer components and peripherals are fitted. Computer cases can be broadly classified into 2 different categories. Each of them is briefly discussed below. Desktop Case: Considered the most classical version of computer cases, these

    • NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory)

      NVRAM (Non-Volatile Random Access Memory)

      NVRAM is an acronym for Non-Volatile Random Access Memory. NVRAM is a type of Random Access Memory (RAM) that retains its information when power is turned off. The NVRAM is a small 24 pin DIP (Dual Inline Package) integrated circuit chip and is thus able to obtain the power needed to keep it running from

    • Pentium


      The Pentium family of processors is the current generation of CPU's for personal computers from Intel. Pentium processors trace their heritage all the way back to the original Intel 8088 CPU used in the original IBM-PC in 1981. Intel renamed the 80586 processor Pentium because of the difficulties of trademarking numbers. This was a move

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