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    • Live CD

      Live CD

      A live CD is a bootable CD-ROM disk that loads an operating system and has the ability to perform a specific set of tasks or functions. Live CD Minimum Requirements A system must have the following components to boot a live CD. Some items, such as a computer case, isn’t really necessary for a computer

    • How to Change BIOS Settings

      How to Change BIOS Settings

      The Basic Input Output system (BIOS) is a type of software that provides an interface between the hardware components of a computer and its operating system. It is usually stored in a Read Only Memory (ROM) chip. As it is stored in a ROM chip, its contents can never be erased and can be accessed

    • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)

      SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)

      SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a set of ANSI standards for connecting devices to computer systems. The vast majority of SCSI devices are data storage devices. Standard SCSI is a parallel technology, but many serial SCSI variants exist, including FireWire and Fibre Channel. SCSI is generally considered a higher-end alternative to IDE (Integrated Drive

    • How Do Quad Core Processors Work?

      How Do Quad Core Processors Work?

      A quad core processor is a piece of hardware made up of three components. The first is the core, which in this case, there are four of them. Then these are bundled up and fit inside a die. The die is the silver tab you might see on your processor. Finally, this is added to

    • FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

      FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

      FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is an audio format similar to MP3, but it is a lossless encoding format, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. FLAC is unique as it is the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary,

    • Digital Audio Cables

      Digital Audio Cables

      One of the significant developments with the widespread adoption of the personal computer for home, business, and school use is the digitalization of media and the subsequent mass adaptation by consumers and industry. While digital media is not a new concept, it has only recently made its way into the “normal” household and is commonly

    • Where to Find Motherboard Manuals

      Where to Find Motherboard Manuals

      Motherboard manuals can be very handy if someone needs to change a BIOS setting, recover a lost BIOS password, or do other important computer-related tasks like upgrading. Here are download locations for motherboard manuals from popular manufacturers: Asus Asus motherboard manuals may be downloaded from ASUS download site. ASUS offers three ways of finding downloads

    • What is a Hydrophone?

      What is a Hydrophone?

      A hydrophone is a type of microphone that is specifically designed to be used under water. Hydrophones depend on piezoelectric transducers to detect sound waves and other pressure waves coming from underwater vehicles, animals, and natural structures. Hydrophones were widely used in World War I, and II to detect U-boats (German submarines) and are still

    • How to Access the BIOS for Sony Vaio Laptops

      How to Access the BIOS for Sony Vaio Laptops

      The computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a system that is designed to allow the user to control how the computer boots up and functions. The BIOS operates outside of the computer’s operating system and runs via a built-in chip inside of the computer. The BIOS may seem complicated to some, but is a necessary

    • Half Duplex and Full Duplex

      Half Duplex and Full Duplex

      Duplex simply means that the communications device enables users to talk to someone in another location and the person in the other location to respond to the user via the same type of device. As an example, when someone makes a telephone call, he/she is engaging in a duplex procedure. The same is true when

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