Basic PC Anatomy
Installing an Optical Drive
Optical drives read (and may write) CDs; DVDs, HD DVDs; and BluRays. Virtually every
modern PC contains an optical drive (either internally or externally), used as a media
player, for installing new software, or as large capacity storage medium for computers.
Installing your optical drives is an easy process that requires a bit of attention to
detail. Here?s an easy-to-follow-installation guide. More ...
Hard Disc Fundamentals
This article describes the main technical fundamentals of Hard Disc Drive and its operation.
I focus my attraction on the particular perspective of describing Physical and Logical view
of HDD. This article also brings out the technology wise company working on this hard disc
drives and this related technology. More ...
Anatomy of a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Color LCD displays have a sandwich-like structure. One layer of the sandwich has
liquid crystal between two glass plates. One glass plate has a matrix of thin film
transistors on it. Liquid crystals move depending upon the charge applied to a tiny
capacitor by its related transistor. More ...
Intermediate PC Build-it-Yourself Guide
Before you get out your tool kit and put your anti-static mat on the floor, you have
to consider a few factors before embarking on your computer-building odyssey? Now don't
panic - it's not as complicated as it seems. 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 ...
A+ Certification Study Guide, Sixth Edition
McGraw-Hill's A+ Certification Study Guide, with 975 pages, CD-ROM containing practice exams
and video training clips, and associated online training videos and downloadable practice exams
is the best fully integrated study system available. 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 ...
How to Build Your Own PC - The Smart Way
So you think you can build your own PC? A little knowledge is a dangerous and expensive
thing if it all goes wrong. This article dissects a PC build component by component
illuminating the points about which you need to make wise choices. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Asus M2N4-SLI Socket AM2 AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Processor Barebone Kit
Here's your chance to build that powerhouse system you've always wanted. This kit includes
Ultra eTorque black Mid Tower case with clear side, ASUS M2N4-SLI AM2 motherboard, an
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ processor, and an Ultra 500-watt X-Finity power supply. More ...