Basic PC Anatomy
The PC (PCMCIA) Card
The PC card, technically called the PCMCIA Card is a form factor of a peripheral interface
designed for laptop computers. It was originally designed for computer memory expansion. 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 Disk File Systems
The first PC file system, called FAT because it used a File Allocation Table,
was developed in the early 1980?s for floppy disks. The File Allocation Table,
a map of the location of files on the disk, is located near the beginning of the disk. More ...
How to Build a Computer
Branded computers can offer both value and performance, yet parts are often short-spec
in one place or another. Sadly you'll often get a performance "bottleneck" such as a
slow graphics card, only a basic amount of memory, or a slimline motherboard with too
few upgrade slots. Luckily, computers are surprisingly easy to build. More ...
Understanding the Software Layers of a Computer
You select File | Print in the menu and the printer comes to life, feeding out a copy
of your document on paper. It seems like a simple process, but in reality your request
passed through many layers of software before reaching your printer. More ...
Understanding Your Motherboard
Understanding your motherboard is about pointing out what the bits of your motherboard
actually do, if you are not used to building or upgrading your own machine you will
want to know the ins and outs of the motherboard. More ...
Tips and Techniques For Building Your Own PC
What do you need to build a computer? Believe us, it's not as complicated as it seems.
Let's start with the case. The variety is staggering, with hundreds of styles, shapes
and sizes available. We recommend that you look closely at the features. Some gorgeous
PC cases are nightmares to work with, or are cheaply built. More ...
A Guide to Basic PC Cooling
Desktop PCs and Notebook PCs generate heat that can reduce the performance, cause
intermittent errors, and be damaging to its components. Here are some tips that will
help lengthen the life of your precious personal computer. More ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...