Everybody knows the external computer parts like monitors, keyboards, mouse and the central processing unit or CPU. But do you know what’s inside the CPU? Here’s a quick introduction to the computer parts.
Basically if you open the CPU casing, you will see a large piece of board and a power supply. That’s what we call the motherboard or mainboard for some people. On this very board, we will place our graphic cards, processor, heat sinks, RAM and all other addon cards. Most of today’s motherboards will have everything pretty much embedded on it like network connection chipset, sound card chipset and wireless chipset.
There’s another part where you will see a row of slots that is used to extend the functionality of your motherboard. Older motherboards have PCI and AGP slots. Nowadays, the technology allows use to use PCI-express slots and compact PCI (cpci) slots for almost everything.
Some motherboards have built in graphic cards. This is enough to run your operating system like Microsoft Windows. But if you need to play a graphic extensive games, you probably need a dedicated graphic card. These days, you might need to purchase one that can be plugged to the PCI-express slot. Older computers will most likely use the AGP slot. And yes, I still have a perfectly running computer that uses the AGP slot but it’s just for surfing the net. It can’t possible be used to play any recent games anymore.
I always hate to update my computer drivers. My principle in updating drivers is simple. There no need to update my computer drivers as long as the device still works, plus I’m a lazy guy. I never update my drivers unless I really need to or I formatted my computer. But if you’re a person who really concerns about updating your computer drivers, then you should try driver detective.
It’s been a while since I talk about technology in the blog. I haven’t had much time to do tutorials now since I’m always busy at the office with all the work. Hopefully I can find some time to make new tutorials in the near future. In the mean time, I would like to introduce my readers to a new player in the Antivirus Software category. It’s called Vipre. In short, it’s an anti virus solution which includes anti virus and anti spyware in a single application.
Vipre anti virus and anti spyware solution is geared to give you a peace of mind when using the computer while offline or online. The main advantage for Vipre is the performance of the application. The test results ran by major software company shows that Vipre uses very little memory when it’s protecting your computer and uses far less memory than other Antivirus Software when scanning your computer than other anti virus solution. Refer to the graph below for the test comparison and results.
There are many types of internet connection in this era of communication technology. We have DSL connection based on the old and digital phone line technology, the old 56kbps dial up connection (which still being used by certain organization these days), ISDN connection, cable connection, satellite connection and one of the newest is Wimax connection. All of them are geared for better and faster internet connection to the subscribers (except for the old dial up connection) and competition is getting tough for internet service provider like HUGHES NET.