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    • CAS Latency

      CAS Latency

      CAS latency is short for Column Address Strobe latency. CAS latency is the time (in clock cycles) required to access a column of memory on a DRAM memory module. A CAS3 rated memory module requires 3 clock cycles to address a column of memory, where a CAS2 rated memory module can accomplish the same task

    • High Definition Audio

      High Definition Audio

      High Definition Audio, also known as HD Audio, is an audio standard created by Intel to be used on their chipsets, i.e. it is a standard for high-quality on-board audio. HD Audio was designed to replace the Audio Codec 97 (AC'97) standard that Intel released in 1997. The main achievement of the AC'97 specification was

    • eSATA (External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)

      eSATA (External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment)

      eSATA stands for External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. It is meant to be an external interface for SATA technologies. SATA or Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the next generation of drive interfaces, its predecessor being the Parallel ATA (PATA). PATA Anyone who has opened up their computer must have noticed the flat, 40-wire parallel

    • Plasma vs LCD

      Plasma vs LCD

      If you are like the millions of people thinking of upgrading your old TV set for a brand new flat screen TV, you probably have one question- Plasma or LCD? Plasma and LCD are the two major types of flat TV sets for sale. While there is no sure winner since they both have their

    • Pointing Devices

      Pointing Devices

      A pointing device is any piece of hardware that is used to allow a user to input spatial data to a computer. By moving a mouse, pen or a finger around, a user can implement movements and changes on the computer screen. The most common type of pointing device is the mouse and the arrow.

    • SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)

      SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity)

      SDHC stands for Secure Digital High Capacity. It is a format for new memory cards that is based on the 2.00 specification of the SDA (Secure Digital Association).The name Secure Digital is due to their ability to protect copyright, using digital copyright management. This has made these memory cards a favorite choice in the audiovisual

    • RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

      RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

      RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks and it basically involves combining two or more drives together to improve the performance and the fault tolerance. Combining two or more drives together also offers improved reliability and larger data volume sizes.  RAID distributes the data across several disks but the operating system considers this array

    • 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

    • How to Lock a Keyboard

      How to Lock a Keyboard

      Many people install security features on their computer in order to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the computer when they are away. For example, login identification, file encryption, and even biometric identification are all sufficient methods of keeping intruders out of someone’s personal information. However, some users may wish to go even further by locking

    • How to Print to a File

      How to Print to a File

      When a document or other item is printed to a file instead of a local or networked printer, it allows the file to be saved in a format that can be used by a different printer. Information such as page and line breaks, font spacing, and other layout information is saved when printing a document

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