What is a light console
The light console is a specialized user interface that allows you to have quick and efficient control of lighting equipment. Just like using a computer keyboard, we write letters and…

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Printer selection
In this article we will consider the main types of printers, as well as help to make the right choice of printer. The characteristic features by which printers are distinguished…

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DIY RAM installation
Do-it-yourself installation of RAM should be done in a case in which there is already a fixed motherboard and processor. Something like this: Do-it-yourself RAM installation In the photo above…

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technical support

Integrated graphics card

An integrated video card (it is also often called an integrated or “onboard” video card) is part of the chipset system logic of the computer motherboard (part of the chipset). The integrated video card is usually located inside the chip of its “north bridge”.

Do not worry if you do not yet fully understand what is at stake (some kind of “bridges”, etc.) we will talk about the motherboard device in more detail in the following sections. So far, we are only interested in the integrated video card. The photo shows a typical example of integrated video on the motherboard.

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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

Sound card for computer

Sound card is an integral attribute of a multimedia computer. Previously, when PCs were ancient and terribly slow, you had to buy a sound card for a computer separately, select the necessary type of connector, install it, and then carefully configure it in the right program. Who remembers what DOS applications are, he will understand me 🙂

Now – everything is much simpler! Sound cards for computers are divided into several categories:

made in the form of a separate printed circuit board, installed inside the system unit (discrete)
integrated (on board), which are an integral part of the motherboard
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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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Computer hard drive
The computer’s hard drive (also known as HDD (Hard Disk Drive), it is also a hard drive, it is also a magnetic drive, it is also called “screw” and “hard”).…

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Printer prints white sheets - what to do
The printer prints white sheets - a situation that has occurred in almost every office worker or owner of this device, who uses it at home. The bulk of users…

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Sound card for computer
Sound card is an integral attribute of a multimedia computer. Previously, when PCs were ancient and terribly slow, you had to buy a sound card for a computer separately, select…

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