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SCSI,IDE,EIDE all describes the interface between the disk and the computer. The following is a brief description of SCSI.
How to Buy the Right Carry Bag for Your Ipaq PDA
Once you have purchased an Ipaq PDA you next step will be to find a nice bag or case to carry it in. You want to protect your investment with a durable case. You should also make sure that your new case meets your needs. Bag-like cases offer you space as well as safety. Learning about the different styles will help you chose a case or bag that meets your needs.
Making Sense Of DVD Software
How is a DVD ripper different from a DVD converter? Is there a way to record steaming video? How do I put my home video onto a DVD? Here are the answers and the tools that can help you.
Network Security – Not With a P2P Network!
Most small business networks grow and evolve as the business grows. In one way, this is good. It shows the business is growing, becoming stronger. Unfortunately, from a network perspective, it can be a disaster in the making.
Build Your Own Computer or Buy?
Just look inside a computer case. At first glance, all those wires and components can look terrifyingly complex. And thinking about putting them all together by yourself may seem impossible.
The ABCs Of Computer Memory
Computer memory is called Random Access Memory (RAM). The information stored in RAM can be accessed randomly, rather than sequentially. This means that data can be found in any location at the same rate of speed. Other storage media, such as CD-Rom and hard drives, must wait while the drive spins to the correct location before the data can be accessed.
RFID Tags Read for 69 Feet
We now have RFID Tags that can be read from 69 feet, not just any RFID Tags or using just any system, no this system and these tags were designed by Hackers at the annual Defcon Conference in Las Vegas Nevada. No matter who designed it, it works and one of the biggest problems with RFID in the passive type tags was range. Having a system, which can read them from afar or thru containers means additional security can be achieved in the transportation industry. This means we can use them in ...
Your Hard Drive is Going to Explode - Why a UPS is Essential
Your Hard Drive is Going to Explode – Why a UPS is Essential Copyright © 2005 Kevin Souter Tweaks For Geeks [url]http://tweaksforgeeks.com/[/url]
It's most peoples worst computing nightmare. You wake up in the
morning, flip on the computer, and it doesn't boot. Sometimes the
problem rears its ugly head as a horrific clacking noise. Other
times it simply gives a read error.
At this point, most people panic. The first thing you wonder is
The Printer Cartridge Wars: Generic or Remanufactured Cartridges Right for You?
Overview As "generic", "remanufactured", and "new compatible" inkjet printer cartridges and laser toner cartridges creep deeper into the printer accessories market, the choices become varied and often confusing. It is estimated that by the year 2004 the aftermarket share of the inkjet and toner cartridge market will exceed 11% of the estimated 12 billion dollar printer accessory market [source: CART magazine, March 2001] Here's a look at what all these terms mean, and an ...
Decoding error message on VCD
Question : Whenever I want to play a VCD, an error message will appear: "MCI ERROR. MMSYSTEM296. The file cannot be played on the specified MCI device. The file may be corrupt or not in the correct format." Please advise.
Computer Components for Idiots
There are many fancy add-ons for computers, but the basic components of the computer are simple and universal. If 1 of these main components is missing, it’s not a computer.
In The Zone
Recently, I've had the pleasure of being in "The Zone!" Personally, I've got to say that it was nice being there. Just what is "The Zone"?
Data Backups - One Key to Business Survival
Your customer data is a precious resource that can literally be worth its weight in gold! If used properly, it can be repeatedly mined for additional sales and referrals. Do you use this gold mine to increase the profitability of your business?
Video Cards: Is AGP Dead?
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your computer video card you’ve probably heard a great deal about PCI Express and SLI. Don’t run out and buy a new computer just yet and take that AGP motherboard you just threw away out of the trash. The truth is you can probably make some simple upgrades to your current computer to get a couple more years of gaming out of it. Of course if you have an extremely slow processor and/or less than an 8x AGP motherboard, you will need to do more than ...
5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your IT Training
Try Before You Buy. Request free samples of the training if possible, so you know what you’re buying before you get it. Make sure that the content you’re getting will give you the training you need.
Will Computers Ever Meet the Expectations Of Small Businesses?
Old School Vision of Computers As a child of the 60’s, I grew up watching Hollywood’s vision
of the computer of the future. I use to watch in amazement as
TV character would feed a question into a computer and an
obscure answer would immediately be spit out. I remember
playing “computer” with my grade school friends in the
neighborhood. I put a cardboard box over me with a light bulb
jammed in the middle of it with a slot in the front. I would
have my ...
Healthy Webmasters Choose Ergonomic Computer Products
Webmasters usually sit at their computers much longer in a day than most other office workers, sometimes up to 10 and 12 hours. This can bring about the potential for physical discomforts that are attributed to prolonged use and the repetitive tasks that they perform on computers every day. If left unchanged, these discomforts can result in bodily injuries. If your income depends on you being online or at your computer, these injuries can cause you time off of your computer, very high medical ...
The Making of Energy Efficient Datacenters
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron is a wonderful movie to watch. It is based on the book, The anatomy of greed, written by a former employee of Enron, Brian Cruver. One interesting thing that comes on our minds is the size of all power companies. They are all huge. We all depend on power for just about everything and yet very rarely do we think about conserving energy. A typical PC for example takes about 135 watts of power. A data center with about a 1000 servers should ...
What to Do Once You Are Infected with Spyware, Ad ware or Viruses
What to do once your PC is infected with spyware, ad-ware or viruses So you've been running a virus program. Or you haven't. (Check my previous article on keeping your computer at top speed by using Avast). Either way, your PC is now infected by spyware/ad-ware, or even worse, a virus. What DO you do? The easiest method, is, of course, to format. Should you turn on your PC and the infestation is so bad (and some of them are) you need to format, simply slide a windows ...
Upgrading, Adding or Removing a Video Card, Sound Card, or Other AGP/PCI Card
For Video cards - Most PC video cards these days are AGP. But you COULD be working with PCI, or PCI express. If you're not sure which you have (more then 75% of the time it will be AGP) consult your motherboard manual. If your video card is AGP, you should see a slot smaller then the other slots on your board, and it will be a different color. You can likely also tell your video card if it has a GPU (a processor with a fan on top of it) or a video card company printed on it like Nvidia ...
How to Check Your IP
So you need to check your IP address, for whatever reason. Maybe you're playing an online game with a friend, or you need to access your PC remotely. Whatever the reason, there are a number of different ways you can check your IP address.
How to Change, Upgade or Remove an IDE Hard Drive
Hard drives - Hard drives are a little more complicated. First off, you have to know what you want to do with the hard drive. By this, I mean either you want it set to either SLAVE or MASTER. If you want to boot from the hard drive (load windows or whatever other OS off it) then you want it to be your master. If you already have a master, and you want to use this as extra space, set this hdd to slave. This setting change requires a jumper on the back of the hard drive to be moved. It may ...
How to Add or Remove an IDE ROM drive
CD ROMS - If you're adding or removing an internal cd-rom, dvd-rom, or just about any internal ROM that has an opening CD door, read on. Almost all IDE devices such as CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc. including burners and dvd burners are all installed or removed in the same fashion. If you're removing your rom, first remove the scrues from both sides of the rom. Make sure both sides are removed or you won't be able to get the device out. Once the scrues are off, unplug the drive; both the ...
Advanced Tips on Speeding Up Your PC
Other then keeping your HDD free of viruses, spyware, and ad-ware at all times, there are other methods for speeding up system speed which you may like to employ. One of these is overclocking. Overclocking is a method of increasing your system speed by increasing the frequency at which your CPU operates at. If this interests you, please refer to our guide on overclocking.
Ink Cartridges A Humble Beginning
Computers and their accompanying printers were huge years ago. In the past toner reservoirs and toner cartridges were used instead of ink cartridges like those used now. It was difficult to fill a toner cartridge and it was very messy.
WiFi Vs. WiMax
Wi Fi Fo Fum, I think I smell the blood…oops wrong tale. This story doesn’t involve giants, but it does involve giant leaps forward in technology that will affect us all.
Improve PC Performance - 6 Tips You Must Know.
Are you frustrated with your PC?
Is it feeling sluggish or crawling at a snail's pace?
Are programs running slower than they used to?
Are you just plain fed up with frequent slowdowns, freezes or crashes?
Then it's time to stop what you're doing and optimize your system to improve PC performance!
Follow these 6 simple sure-fire tips to help improve PC performance and ...
How To Increase Computer Speed And Performance - Great Tips & Tricks
Many computer users are worried about their computer's performance. After spending lot of bucks, still they cannot have that charm of using PC as they had expected. Here I am going to explain some major tricks which are used by many computer users which help them to take efficient use of their CPU.
These tips could be of little importance for people who are already using processors with speed more than 2400 MHz but people using computer with less speed and little older ...
Be Prepared, In the Event Computer Disaster Strike
Be Prepared, In the Event Computer Disaster Strikes
By S. Housley
Businesses and individuals alike have all grown to rely on computers. The reliance is never more apparent than when something happens to the horrid little box that makes our lives easier. We expect computers to react a certain way, in certain situations. It nearly always comes as a surprise when the beloved little box, know as a computer, refuses to boot up. Probably even more ...