Basic PC Anatomy
FREE Ebook - Computer Geeks Tech Tips
Everybody is looking for help, tips, or basic information and instructions about motherboards, power
supplies, hard drives, and technologies like RAID, wireless networking, and bluetooth. This eBook
provides that important informmation. More ...
Video - How to Buy a Motherboard
In this video James, computer hardware training coordinator for Interconnection, shows you how
to buy a motherboard. There are a few things you want to keep in mind when buying a motherboard,
like Will the motherboard support 64-bit processors? More ...
Solid State Drive (SSD) Basics
Why is a hard disk drive so slow compared to a solid state drive and why don't they just
get rid of the hard disk drive, and store everything in solid state memory? Since 2006
computer manufacturers have been producing Solid State drive based PCs. More ...
CompTIA A+ Training Kit - Safety Issues
When working on computers it's important to pay attention to safety considerations. CompTIA A+ Training
Kit teaches computer safety issues as required for CompTIA A+ certification. More ...
Understanding The Speed Of New Pci Express Data Bus
PCIe is intended to be used as a local interconnect only. As it is based on the existing
PCI system, cards, and systems can be adapted to PCI Express without any change in
software. The higher speeds on PCIe allow it to replace almost all existing buses. More ...
Plug and Play Resource Allocation
Early PCs used a bus called Industry Standard Architecture (ISA). ISA devices cannot
share resources, each ISA device must have its own IRQ. In 1993, Microsoft and Intel
developed Plug and Play (PnP) to solve this problem. More ...
How to Build a Computer
Branded computers can offer both value and performance, yet parts are often short-spec
in one place or another. Sadly you'll often get a performance "bottleneck" such as a
slow graphics card, only a basic amount of memory, or a slimline motherboard with too
few upgrade slots. Luckily, computers are surprisingly easy to build. More ...
How does a CD Burner work?
The CD burner or more commonly known as the CD writer has become a standard part of
the PC today. But how does the CD writer actually work? More ...
Today, there are many keyboard variations. Some keyboards have an integrated pointing device
such as a trackball. Ergonomic keyboards are designed to be more comfortable for the hands
and wrists. Regards of the variations, all keyboards, except those on notebook computers,
follow the 105-key standard. More ...
The Chemistry of Laptop Batteries Explained
Laptop batteries come in all shapes and sizes also differ in their chemical composition. The
chemistry of a battery refers to the chemical make-up of the cells inside the outer casing.
This artilce explains the most common chemistries used in laptop batteries. More ...
A Guide To Building Your Own PC
What do you need to build your own custom computer? Believe it or not, it's not as complicated
as it seems. The processor you choose usually determines which motherboard you select.
Motherboards are designed to work with specific CPUs, indicated by the type of socket that
the processor fits into. More ...
The Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
SCSI is complicated to configure and troubleshoot with incompatibility between devices
being a common problem. To setup a SCSI system, you need to know which SCSI standard the
devices support. The host adapter must match the devices. More ...