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Serial Ports Explained

The term “serial port” could refer to any port or connector on a computer that sends bit...
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What is MIL-STD-810?

The United States Military has a standard that encourages creating an equipment’s environmental de...
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Making the Right CPU Decision

A central processing unit, or CPU, is the heart of your computer. Its specifications let you kn...
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What is a BIOS?

Basic Input Output System (BIOS) is a piece of firmware that is embedded into a small chip on a moth...
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What is a Mini-ITX Motherboard?

Motherboards come in a few different sizes. There is Standard ATX, Micro- ATX and finally Mini-ITX. ...
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Hot Swap: The Basics

Eventually all PC components fail. When replacing them one would normally power down the system befo...