central processing unit

Written By: Michael ListOne beep from your computer at startup can make your whole day. Just ask anyone that has turned on the PC and suffered the agony of several beeps and then nothing. When you purchase a computer, it will arrive with the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), pre-installed on an EPROM (Erasable Programmable read [...]

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Written By: Kevin J VellaWhat can you do to avoid computer slow down? Part Two Even the most experienced computer users find it extremely difficult to control all resource and system settings of their computer. How do they do it? The answer is simpler than one might think and anyone can bring out the tiger [...]

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Written By: Ryan LarsonHave you priced a laptop computer lately? Buying a new laptop is a big investment; and just how big of an investment you want to make is entirely up to you. Look in your Sunday newspaper flyers to see countless models on sale each week. Initially selections were made by looking at [...]

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Written By: Roger A. PendeyWhen you mention the word “technology,” most people thinkabout computers. Virtually every facet of our lives has somecomputerized component. The appliances in our homes havemicroprocessors built into them, as do our televisions. Evenour cars have a computer. However, the computer thateveryone thinks of first is typically the personal computer,or PC. It [...]

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Written By: Ryan LarsonCPU manufacturing is one of the most competitive areas of computer world. In the end, the overall performance of your laptop or your desktop depends on your central processing unit. Parallel to the demands of the users, we can say that CPUs traveled a long way from 386s to P4s and AMDs. [...]

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Written By: Michael ArcandComputer noise is normal… somewhat. Then there is the dreaded silence of death… You see, there are several moving parts inside of your desktop computer. These parts are going to make noise, so that part is normal. Your computer has at least two fans, one on the CPU (central processing unit, or [...]

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Written By: Ron KingThere 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. The 4 essentials of every computer system are: a motherboard, a Central Processing Unit (CPU), memory, and a hard drive. These components [...]

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Written By: Max BellamyWhen comparing refurbished laptop models, ask about these specifications: Central Processing Unit: The CPU or processor is the heart of the computer. The more software you want in your refurbished laptop, the more powerful the processor has to be. A 32-bit processor is less powerful and less expensive than a 64-bit processor. [...]

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Written By: John Gibb BIOS – Basic Input Output System The central processing unit of a computer needs to communicate with the many hardware devices installed in your computer. The BIOS of a computer contains a piece of software that enables the CPU to communicate with the many devices a computer has installed. The BIOS [...]

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