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Kinds of Personal Computers

Kinds of Personal Computers

I thought it might be useful to review the kinds of computers that have developed over the past 60 years or so.  So here we go: Mainframe Mainframes are large computers mainly used for processing very large amounts of data.  They are typically used by large...
How Graphics Cards Work

How Graphics Cards Work

A graphics card allows you to see things on your computer monitor.  It takes binary data from your CPU and converts it to the millions of pixels displayed by your monitor. Integrated Versus Discrete Graphics cards are usually considered to be integrated or...
My Experience With Satellite Internet

My Experience With Satellite Internet

I never thought much about satellite Internet.  Where I lived cable was the only viable choice.  While far from perfect it was fairly reliable and the speeds have been gradually increasing (along with the price.)  That all changed recently. How I Came...
Computer Power Supplies

Computer Power Supplies

oday’s computers have a limited number of modules.  The CPU can be considered the “brains”.  The motherboard can be considered the “guts.”  Using the same kind of logic the power supply can be considered the “juice.”  Without juice nothing happens...
Remember Floppy Drives

Remember Floppy Drives

These days there are so many options for saving your data.  Much is stored online now but if you must stay local you have traditional hard drives, SSDs, CDs, memory cards, or flash drives of ever increasing capacities.  This wasn’t always the case. ...
Most Common Computer Problems

Most Common Computer Problems

Below are just some notes on common computer problems I have seen over the years.  They are in no particular order. Computer Won’t Turn On or Blank Screen Is it plugged in?  Don’t laugh, maybe a surge protector is turned off! Bad Power Supply – This is the...