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    • eSATAp

      eSATAp

      eSATAp is a high speed connectivity option for external storage devices like portable hard disks (HDD), Solid State Drives (SSD), and Networked Attached Storage (NAS). It is also referred to as eSATA/USB combo port and Power Over eSATA. This connection is 3 times as fast as USB 2.0, and its speed is comparable to USB 3.0

    • DVI (Digital Visual Interface)

      DVI (Digital Visual Interface)

      DVI (Digital Visual Interface) is a video connector designed by the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG), aimed at maximizing the picture quality of digital display devices such as digital projectors and LCD screens. It is crafted for transporting uncompressed digital video information to a display screen. It is partly compatible with the High-Definition Multimedia Interface

    • How to Repair a Bad Sector

      How to Repair a Bad Sector

      Occasionally, one or more sectors on an otherwise good hard drive will go bad. When this happens, the data in those sectors may be lost, but the data on the rest of the disk will be unaffected and the disk is still completely usable. Those bad sectors cannot be repaired, but they can be marked

    • ATX Power Connector

      ATX Power Connector

      ATX (Advanced Technology xTended) is a specification for motherboards created by Intel in 1995. It has replaced the AT standard and it is now incorporated into a wide variety of computer systems as the default motherboard layout. Although ATX is still very popular today, the microATX, FlexATX, and mini-ITX motherboard specifications have replaced it. The

    • PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)

      PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)

      PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) is a computer bus used for attaching peripheral devices to a computer motherboard. It is the most popular local I/O bus used in today. PCI provides a shared data path between the CPU and peripheral controllers in every computer models, from laptops to mainframes. Developed by the Intel Corporation, PCI first

    • How to Overclock a CPU

      How to Overclock a CPU

      Overclocking is the process making a computer component run at a higher speed than that specified by the manufacturer. The components that can be overclocked include the CPU, the memory and the video cards. Although there may be many different reasons for overclocking, the most common reason is to increase hardware performance. For example the

    • Network Backup

      Network Backup

      Network backup is any backup system where the data to be backed up traverses the network to reach the backup media. Network backup typically requires a client-server software architecture. The backup server resides on a centralized server and the backup clients reside on every system to be backed up. Advanced network backup systems can manage

    • MBR (Master Boot Record)

      MBR (Master Boot Record)

      The MBR is the Master Boot Record. The MBR is a small program which runs whenever a computer boots up. The MBR is stored in the first sector of the boot disk. The boot disk may be a hard drive, a floppy drive, or even a CD or DVD drive. The Task of the MBR

    • What is a Microchip?

      What is a Microchip?

      A microchip, commonly called the integrated circuit, is a tiny electronic circuit. It is made up primarily of semiconductor devices. For the most part, these small microchips are used in nearly every type of electronic device known to man. As the years have gone on from their creation in the late 50s and early 60s,

    • How to Identify a Motherboard

      How to Identify a Motherboard

      Computer users who intend to own their computer for a prolonged period of time should be able to identify the computer’s motherboard in order to conduct upgrades. The motherboard type affects computer BIOS upgrades, new CPU installations, and determines the maximum amount of RAM that the motherboard supports. A computer’s motherboard can be identified in

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