Basic PC Anatomy
Video - How to Install a Power Supply
This video shows you how to choose a power supply, how to install power supply,
and the tools you'll need to install power supply. Proper positioning of power
supply exhaust vent, power supply cable management, and much more. More ...
PC Motherboard Expansion Cards
The expansion slots available on motherboards allow for a variety of upgrades in a
computer system, but matching the appropriate card to an available slot needs to be
addressed before making any purchasing decisions. The most common types of expansion
cards for modern computer systems can be broken down into three formats: PCI, AGP, and PCI Express. More ...
PC Technician Street Smarts: A Real World Guide to CompTIA A+ Skills
Hit the ground running with the street-smart training you'll find in this practical
book. Using a "year in the life" approach, it gives you an inside look at the common
responsibilities of PC Technicians, with key information organized around the actual
day-to-day tasks, scenarios, and challenges you'll face in the field. More ...
FREE Ebook - Basic PC Anatomy
This ebook explains the main components and functions of a computer in an efficient and concise
manor without wasting your time. When you finish reading it, you'll understand basic PC anatomy. More ...
PC Disk File Systems
The first PC file system, called FAT because it used a File Allocation Table,
was developed in the early 1980?s for floppy disks. The File Allocation Table,
a map of the location of files on the disk, is located near the beginning of the disk. More ...
How Computer Chips are Made
The oxygen is removed from silica by heating it with carbon. A tiny seed of silicon is then dipped
into molten silicon. As the tiny crystal is slowly lifted out of the crucible silicon crystallizes around it. More ...
Hardware Resources Explained
Hardware devices, such as modems, network circuits, sound circuits, and so on,
require system resources such as Interrupt Request (IRQ) lines, Input/Output Port (I/O) addresses, Direct
Memory Access Channels (DMA), and a range of Memory Addresses for storing code and data. Each device needs
its own set of resources. If two devices attempt to use the same resource, your system may lock up or crash. More ...
FREE Ebook - A+ Certification Study Guide
According to the department of labor, employment of computer support specialists
and systems administrators is expected to increase by 23 percent from 2008 to 2018,
which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation is
expected to add 78,900 jobs over the next decade. More ...
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Chipsets
Although most people think the microprocessor is the most important part on a computer's
motherboard, the "chipset" is equally important. With the introduction of the Athlon processor,
AMD gained the technilogical lead. AMD processors and chipsets have always held the advantage in value. More ...
AMD's Phenom Processor
Since 2005 AMD has used the Athlon name for their processors. This changed in 2007
when they released their new processor called Phenom. So we must ask the question;
what is the difference between the Athlon and the Phenom? More ...
XFX GeForce 8200 AMD Dual Core 8GB Barebone Kit
Are you ready to build that high-powered gaming system of your dreams? This XFX GeForce
8200 AMD Dual Core 8GB Barebone Kit can make your dreams come true for a lot less than you think. 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 ...