Basic PC Anatomy
Digital Video Interface (DVI)
Today's computers use LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) displays. LCDs are a digital
device. It makes little sense to convert the digital image data to analog just
to convert it back to digital to display on the LCD. To avoid this double
conversion, the DVI (Digital Video Interface) standard was developed. More ...
USB requires peripherals to be connected to the PC with cables. Some PC users
feel they can be more productive if they could get rid of those cables. This
has resulted in the introduction of several short range wireless connection technologies. More ...
Video - Introduction to USB
This video provides an introduction to the Universal Serial Bus, a comparison of
the different versions, USB specifications, USB devices, and the advantages of USB. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Understanding Graphic Cards
Dedicated graphics cards, which we will be discussing in this article, are needed if you
want to do 3D gaming or watch high definition movies. The GPU (Graphic Processing Unit)
is the most determinant feature of every graphics card when it comes to the overall
performance and speed. More ...
Device Driver Basics
In this article, I'm going to reveal in plain English what a driver is, why we need
drivers, and exactly where the drivers are hiding. To give you a basic understanding,
I'm going to go back, way back, to the early days of computers. More ...
Intel's Sandy Bridge Micro-Architecture
"Sandy Bridge" is Intel's code name for a new cpu core microarchitecture. It introduces
a few new or improved features. The memory controller, the PCI Express controller, and
video circuitry are all located within the processor die and the new "ring architecture"
uses a Last Level Cache between the CPU and graphics cores. More ...
Serial ATA Hard Drive
New computers will begin using the SATA (Serial ATA) interface to the hard disk. Some
new motherboards come with built-in SATA support. The SATA interface does not use
a ribbon cable. Instead, it uses a cable similar to a network cable with only seven wires. 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 ...
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 ...