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    • iSCSI vs NAS

      iSCSI vs NAS

      iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) is an IP-based storage networking standard that allows users to access data stored on a remote server from a number of computers within a specific network by linking computers over the Internet. It transfers data over local area networks, wide area networks, and the Internet. iSCSI places a shortcut

    • How to Restore a Dell Computer to Factory Settings

      How to Restore a Dell Computer to Factory Settings

      When a computer reaches a point where it can no longer be repaired because of viruses and malware, or it has gotten to the point where more time is spent trying to load a page than you spend using it, the time might be to do a factory restore of the computer. What this means

    • EM64T (Intel 64)

      EM64T (Intel 64)

      EM64T (Extended Memory 64 Technology), now known more commonly as Intel 64 or the x64 (that is when including AMD64 too), is a 64 bit superset/extensions that central processing units (CPUs) process. It is widely used in Intel’s processors, including Pentium 4, Pentium D, Pentium Extreme Edition, Celeron D, Xeon, Pentium Dual Core, and Core

    • 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

    • 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

    • What is a Hackintosh?

      What is a Hackintosh?

      Hackintosh is a hacked PC that runs on MAC OS X OS (“Lion”, “Snow Leopard” , “Leopard”).  At first, a lot of people thought that this was impossible to run MAC OS on a non-MAC hardware because of the different software, drivers, and utilities being used between the two. It all started when Apple decided

    • 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

    • How to Monitor CPU Temperature

      How to Monitor CPU Temperature

      Excessive heat damages electronics. Monitoring CPU and other computer components’ temperature help them run properly. To make the most of monitoring software, users must ensure that ACPI functionality is enabled in their motherboard BIOS. Why CPU Temperature is so Important When the first affordable PCs were offered to the general public in the early 80’s,

    • DisplayPort

      DisplayPort

      DisplayPort is the new digital display interface standard. It has been recently approved (5/2006) by VESA and will be hitting the markets in 2008. For most computer users, the fairly big and bulky VGA port is familiar. While the VGA port has been extremely reliable and has delivered competent performance, the new standard – the

    • HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function)

      HRTF (Head Related Transfer Function)

      HRTF (Head Related Transfer Functions) refers to a technique used in audio recordings in order to produce binaural signals from a monaural source. While monaural signals refer to sounds that a signal source produces and both ears hear them at varying distances and frequencies, binaural signals refer to sounds that two separate sources produce and that each ear

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