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Monday, May 23, 2011

Acronyms, acronyms, everywhere.

                    If you've ever read about PC parts, or handled them, then you've seen a few names that are hard to understand. These names are acronyms. Today, I'm going to explain some of these so that you'll better understand some of the terms when reading this site.

  • ATA= AT attachment interface
  • AT= Asynchronous Transmission
  • AUI= Adapter Unit Interface
  • AVI= Audio Video Interface
  • CDRAM= Cached Dynamic RAM
  • CGA= Color Graphics Adapter
  • COM 1-4= Communication Port (1-4)
  • CPU=  Central Processor Unit
  • CVRAM= Cached Video RAM
  • DDR, DDR2, DDR3= Double Data Rate
  • DIMM= Dual Inline Memory Module
  • HDD= Hard Disk Drive
  • PATA= Parallel AT
  • RAM= Random Access Memory
  • SATA, SATA2, SATA3= Serial AT
  • SDRAM= Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
  • SIMM= Single Inline Memory Module
  • SSD= Solid State Drive
  • USB= Universal Serial Bus
  These are all just some of the physical properties that make up your machine. We will go over each piece as we go further into this site.

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