What are SSD drives and how do they work?
Today we will analyze the main points and principles of functioning of the technology of solid-state SSD drives. As you remember, in the first part of the article we conducted…

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How to choose an external hard drive
An external hard drive is a very convenient medium for storing information, combining mobility and the ability to store large amounts of data. Currently, there are many models of these…

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How to find out the temperature of a video card
In this article, we’ll talk about the temperature of the video card, namely, with what programs it can be found out, what are the normal operating values ​​and a little…

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Computer video card and its purpose

A video card is that device with which the image is displayed on the monitor. Those. without a video card, we won’t see any text or images on the screen, and in general, computer operation without a video card is impossible.

There are two types of video cards: external video cards (discrete) and built-in (onboard from English “On board” – on the board). Let’s look at these concepts together in more detail. There are two monopolists on the external video card market now. These are California-based Nvidia and Canadian ATI Technologies. In 2006, the latter was also purchased by the American processor company AMD (Advanced MIcro Devices). Continue reading

Computer Central Processing Unit (CPU)

Today we are considering the central processing unit of the computer CPU (Central Processing Unit – Central Processing Unit or CPU). This is the heart of the system unit or, if you like, its brain! In computer jargon it is sometimes called “stone” (crystalline silicon really looks like a stone).

This is the main processor of information coming into the computer. The central processor performs all the necessary mathematical operations with the incoming data, makes various samples from the databases, archives and unzips our files, deals with video encoding, processes the model of the physical interaction of particles in your favorite computer game, finally! Continue reading

Computer power supply

In this article we will talk about one of the most important parts of a computer – the power supply, you will find out what important role it plays in a personal computer. The main function of the power supply unit is to convert the AC voltage in the household power supply network (220 V) to DC, with a nominal value of 12 (twelve), 5 (five) and 3.3 (three) Volts, which various components of our computer consume.

The computer’s power supply is responsible for the uninterrupted power supply of the entire system unit. The failure of this node completely de-energizes the computer and it stops turning on. Or it starts to “glitch” in the most unpredictable way, which is also not kosher 🙂 Continue reading

Error starting Windows 10 Technical Preview
When you start Windows 10 Technical Preview, a blue screen appears with the following contents: Recovery Your PC / Device needs to be repaired. A component of the OS has…

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How to find out the temperature of the processor
In this manual, there are some simple ways to find out the temperature of a processor in Windows 10, 8, and Windows 7 (as well as a method independent of…

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A new type of fraud: blocking social. networks
Recently, social networking sites are gaining immense popularity. A social network is a site that visitors themselves are filling in. As a rule, social networks allow you to create a…

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How paper quality affects printer wear
This material will help many users to find out a useful thing, namely, how the quality of the paper affects the wear of the printer, and which paper to buy…

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