Basic PC Anatomy
Via was founded in 1997. Via introduced the VP1 chipset to compete with Intel's 430
series. The VP1 offered support for EDO, BEDO and SDRAM as well as UltraDMA ahead of
Intel. Today Via is one of the worlds largest chipset manufacturers. 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 ...
Intel's Core i7 Processors
Core i7 is a family of Intel quad core processors, that is, they have four processors on
a single silicon chip. All four processor cores and all memory caches, including a 64K L1
cache, a 256K L2 cache, and a shared L3 cache are located on one chip. The memory is also
located on the same chip. More ...
XFX nForce 750i SLI Motherboard
The XFX nForce 750i SLI is the fastest motherboard in its class. It is ideal to use for
high-performance and fast speed gaming and can support several processors, including Intel
Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad and Intel Pentium LGA775. More ...
The Computers Back Connector Panel
So although the computer's back panel appears to be a complicated mess, each connector
has a specific shape, number and pins, and polarity key that allows only the proper
cable to be plugged in. If you get a nice comfortable feeling like your not smashing
pins when you plug a cable in, then you can feel secure that nothing will blow up. More ...
Network Interface Card (NIC)
A Network Interface Card (NIC) is an expansion card that allows a PC to connect to a
network. Though there are many different types of networks, PCs almost always use a
NIC that interfaces to a wireless network or an Ethernet network. More ...
MPEG4, H.264, MJPEG Compression for DVR Recording - What's the Difference?
The main objective of Video compression is to have the smallest file size possible
while still preserving good video and audio quality. MPEG4, H.264, and MJPEG are
three DVR CODECs that aim to compress the videos for transferring purposes. Each
of these formats have their own strengths and weaknesses. More ...
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 Barebone Kit
This affordable kit features an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66Ghz Socket 775 Kentsfield
core processor with an 8MB cache, 1066MHz FSB, XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Socket 775 motherboard,
Crucial Ballistix 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz memory, a Seagate 250GB 7200RPM SATA HDD with a 8MB buffer,
the Ultra X-Blaster Mid-Tower case with a clear side and a muscular 750 watt power supply. More ...
CompTIA Strata Study Guide
Because many jobs in the IT field don't require the in-depth knowledge required for CompTIA A+,
CompTIA Network+ or CompTIA Security+ certification, CompTIA has developed the Strata certification. More ...
Pentium P5 Processor
The Pentium P5 processor was introduced in 1993 was the first superscalar processor. It featured
two integer pipelines and a pipelined floating-point unit. This article describes other innovations introduced in the P5. More ...
Build Your Own Computer
Before you begin make sure you have all the tools you need and a clean space to work.
Make sure you have all required tools and materials. Unpack the materials once package
at a time and inspect them to make sure they are not broke or defective. More ...
AMD Sempron Processor
The Sempron replaced the Duron as AMD's budget processor. The socket A Sempron is
basically an Athlon XP with half the cache. The socket 754 Sempron is a cut down
version of the Athlon 64 processor with half the cache. More ...