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Old 06-24-2006, 12:59 AM   #1
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Explanation of Major Computer Parts

The Major components in a standard PC include the following:
CPU(processor)
RAM random access memory
Motherboard
Video Card or Graphics Card
Hard Drive Disk(HDD or HD)
Optical Drives(includes CD and DVD drives)


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Old 06-24-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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I only skimmed it, but nice guide
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:22 AM   #3
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nice post here, good job
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:30 AM   #4
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Great Guide xelink, this should indeed be pinned
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Old 06-24-2006, 10:38 AM   #5
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Nice guide; this can be really helpful.
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:32 PM   #6
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Dude that is a very clean guide i read it already nice explaination on RAM
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Old 06-24-2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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Nice explinations... Chris, add:

Motherboard: Planterboard < True Term

Graphics Card: GPU
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I had some free time, so I read all of that. Nice guide you got there, thanks for the information and suggestions.
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:28 PM   #9
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thank you zelink. i needed this.
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Old 06-24-2006, 08:59 PM   #10
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Just wondering, the guide reminded me, what is the difference between a Sempron and an Athlon 64.
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Old 06-25-2006, 12:29 AM   #11
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Nice guide... since when is GPU slang? A floppy drive is not an optical drive. Also might wanna stick this into word to pick up on the spelling mistakes
Should be pinned after some refinement
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Old 06-25-2006, 01:06 AM   #12
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i know this is a major computer parts thread, but you could probably add some info about Cases, PSUs, and Cooling would be helpful too.
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Old 06-25-2006, 02:57 AM   #13
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Originally posted by BananaFX+Jun 24 2006, 07:29 PM-->
Nice guide... since when is GPU slang? A floppy drive is not an optical drive. Also might wanna stick this into word to pick up on the spelling mistakes
Should be pinned after some refinement
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GPU is only one part of a graphics card... it's as accurate as calling an entire desktop computer or server a CPU.


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Just wondering, the guide reminded me, what is the difference between a Sempron and an Athlon 64.
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the oldest sempropns on socket A are athlon XPs more or less
socket 754 semrons are identical to s754 athlon64 in all aspects save for having less l2 cach and lacking 64 bit extensions
socket s754 sempron 64s are the same as s754 a64s but with less l2 cache

remember that that amount of l2 cache doesn't matter as much on semprons/athlons though as compared to pentium4s. on a p4 there is a huge penalty for a cache miss and a less efficient bus system is used(hence why celeron Ds blow)
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Yu have multiple names for most things but next to ram you don't have "memory" *puzzled*
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you realize that I'm not omnipotent...
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