Basic PC Anatomy
All About Your Computer's BIOS
Are you confused by the computer BIOS? The BIOS is a fundamental component of any PC
and if you really want to get into the guys of a computer, it?s good through understanding
what BIOS Is all about. More ...
Motherboard Form Factors
The "form factor" of a motherboard defines its dimensions. Make sure that the computer
case that you purchase can accommodate the motherboard. It is also wise to select a
motherboard with a commonly available form factor in case you need to replace it. Article
updated with more information. More ...
Intel's Core 2 Processors
Intel's Core 2 processors, released in July of 2006, are based on the "Core microarchitecture",
a dual core design using a 65nm manufacturing process to put 291 million transistors
on a 143 square mm die. Each core has its own 64KB L1 cache. The two cores share an L2
cache that can be either 2MB or 4MB. 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 ...
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 ...
Power and Your PC
The power coming into a computer is the most critical component, and it may be one of
the most overlooked. It is just taken for granted that it will always be there and working properly. More ...
CRT Display Degaussing
In the CRT a deflection coil is used to steer the electron beam to a specific point on the screen.
Gradually magnetic fields build up that cause color impurity on the screen. Degaussing, named
after Carl Friedrich Gauss, is the process of removing an unwanted magnetic fields. More ...
Hard Disk Drive Basics
On a hard disk, data is stored in thin, concentric bands. A drive head, while in one
position can read or write a circular ring, or band called a track. There can be more
than a thousand tracks on a 3.5-inch hard disk. 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 ...
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 ...
CompTIA A+ 220-701 and 220-702 Cert Guide
CompTIA A+ Certification is widely recognized as the first certification you should
receive in an IT career. The number one goal of this book is to help you pass the
2009 version of the CompTIA A+ Certification Exams and earn your CompTIA A+ Certification. More ...
How to Choose a Computer Case
Computer cases come in many sizes, configurations, and with many features. Which case you need
depends upon what you will use your computer for. You might choose a standard mid tower case
for a home computer that will be used for word processing and spread sheets. For a game machine
or server you might choose a full tower case because of its expansion capability. More ...