Basic PC Anatomy
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
How Does a Laptop Battery Work?
There is little difference in how a laptop battery works and how other device batteries work,
except that a laptop battery is more intelligent. An electronic circuit works with the laptop
hardware to manage the power that flows into the battery while recharging and the power that
flows out of each cell of the battery while discharging. 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 ...
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 ...
Five Types of HDMI Cables
There are different types of HDMI cables, some are technologically more enhanced and some are designed for specific PCs and TVs, so it's important that you get to know about the various types. More ...
Anatomy of a Hard Drive
A hard drive contains a spinning metal disk. The surfaces of the disk have a magnetizable
coating. An actuator arm with a read/write head on its end is passed over the surface of
the spinning disk. More ...
CPU Sockets Roundup
For current and upcoming motherboards, the PGA package is being replaced by the LGA
(Land Grid Array) package. With a LGA the pins are on the socket and they make contact
with gold-plated copper pads on the processor. 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 ...
Power Supply Form Factors
The shape and physical layout of a power supply is called its "form factor". Power
supplies come in several industry standard form factors. Power supplies with the same
form factor are physically interchangeable. More ...