Basic PC Anatomy
The Universal Serial Bus
In 1996 the Universal Serial Bus (USB) was developed to replace the serial and parallel
ports. Today, the USB port is used to connect scanners, digital cameras, and external
storage devices like CD-RW drives. 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 ...
A motherboard, also known as a main board, is the primary circuit board inside of a
computer, and is where the central processing unit (CPU), memory, expansion slots,
drives, and other peripheral devices are connected. 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 Chemistry of Laptop Batteries Explained
Laptop batteries come in all shapes and sizes also differ in their chemical composition. The
chemistry of a battery refers to the chemical make-up of the cells inside the outer casing.
This artilce explains the most common chemistries used in laptop batteries. 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 ...
The original 4.77 Mhz 8088-based IBM PC released in 1981 was built with over 100 discrete
logic chips. To lower the cost of manufacturing, the logic was integrated into a couple of
chips that were used together as a set. They became referred to as a chipset. More ...
Windows Registry Basics
The Windows Registry is a database that stores information about the system, including;
installed hardware and its configuration, device drivers, network settings, installed
applications and their configuration, and the configuration of each user's desktop. To
maintain your own computer, you will need to become familiar with the Registry. 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 ...
Basic PC Anatomy Inkjet Printers
There are two main inkjet technologies, thermal and piezo-electric. Thermal technology
uses silicon wafer heating elements, Epson uses a proprietary piezo electric technology. 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 ...
The AMD Athlon 64 Processor
AMD's Athlon 64 processor, released in September 2003, was their first 64-bit processor
targeted for the workstation market to compete with Intel's Pentium 4. AMD's first
64-bit processor was the Opteron, released earlier in April that same year, targeted
for the server market to compete with Intel's Xeon processor. More ...