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What Is a Computer Processor Thread

The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is usually referred to as the “brain” of your computer. It sits on the motherboard - the main circuit board - with the other physical components of your computer such as the Graphics Card and Random Access Memory (RA
Author: Trey Williams
Thursday, September 26, 2019



What Does CPU Socket Type Mean

CPU socket types can give you an idea about the technology behind a specific microprocessor. Knowing all the details behind a specific processor such as its power requirements, socket type, and how they are mounted, among others, can help inform...
Author: Emman Jemuel
Monday, October 7, 2019



What Is Processor Virtualization Technology?

In computing, lots of things can be made virtual and there are various types of virtualization: network, desktop and application virtualization. There are some challenges involved in virtualization modern processors (i.e. those built on x86 architect
Author: Trey Williams
Monday, October 7, 2019



What is CAS Latency

Data is stored in rows and columns within RAM. The CPU accesses the information in each cell by sending electrical signals - or commands - via the Memory Controller. To get to the right information, the Memory Controller must select the correct row,
Author: Trey Williams
Wednesday, October 16, 2019



What Is a Processor Core

The processor core is the part of the CPU that does the actual processing. It’s the brain of your computer and is responsible for making everything happen. Originally, processors only had one core so there was no reason to differentiate between the t
Author: Trey Williams
Wednesday, October 16, 2019



How To Understand Thermal Design Power (TDP)

TDP (Thermal Design Power) describes the amount of heat a component can dissipate. ...it is a measure of the expected amount of heat the CPU or GPU can give off under heavy use expressed in terms of watts.
Author: Emman Jemuel
Monday, October 21, 2019



How Do Computer Hard Drive Works

Today, you can upgrade your desktop computer to have both SSD and HDDs. By doing so, you improve the performance of your computer and get more space for storage. What you need to know is that such a configuration only works if your motherboard suppor
Author: James Fleming
Tuesday, October 29, 2019



Base Frequency vs Turbo Max Frequency

The processor’s base frequency describes its ‘maximum’ clock speed when working at a normal level at sustained periods. The maximum turbo frequency refers to the maximum level at which the CPU can perform under heavy load.
Author: Emman Jemuel
Friday, November 29, 2019



What Is an Audio Chipset?

A chipset refers to a complex set of components in an integrated circuit. ...an audio chipset would be the circuit board located on the sound card of your computer.
Author: Collins Okoth
Friday, November 29, 2019



How Do I Destroy a Hard Drive?

The only safe way to completely destroy your hard drive is by taking it to a reputable company that will shred or incinerate it beyond all recognition and provide you with documented evidence of its demise. Don’t forget to back up any information...
Author: Trey Williams
Friday, November 29, 2019

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