Activating the Hyper-Threading Technology

Activating the Hyper-Threading Technology

With the release of several Pentium 4 processor featuring the Hyper-Threading technology there remains one question: how can one activate that technology after all? The Hyper-Threading technology makes the operating system “believe” there are two...
Grounding

Grounding

[nextpage title=”What is Ground?”]Many readers have written asking about grounding and if it is really needed. Electricity only appears when there is a potential difference between two points. For example, if we take two wires, one with a potential of 12...
ITX Motherboards

ITX Motherboards

VIA Technologies, traditional chipset manufacturer that has recently bought S3, known video processor manufacturer, Centaur and Cyrix, processor manufacturers, is leading the industry in the creation of a new motherboard form factor, called ITX. This form factor is...
Hard Disk Fan

Hard Disk Fan

Nowadays, it is not only the computer’s processor that produces heat! The video board, motherboard, memories and hard disk are also great sources of heat. The thing is: most people give much importance to the processor’s ventilation but very little...
V.92 Standard

V.92 Standard

The new 56 Kbps V.92 modems have recently been released on the market. This new modem standard brings basically three new features comparing to the traditional 56 Kbps modems, that use the V.90 standard. The first news is a higher upload speed. In the 56 Kbps V.90...
USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Both the FireWire and the USB allow you to easily install external peripherals to the computer, such as digital cameras, keyboards, mouse, printers, Zip-drives, CD recorders, hard disks etc, through a standardized connector available in the computer’s...
Programming Your Keyboard

Programming Your Keyboard

Most keyboards nowadays have two extra keys, which are Windows shortcut keys. The key with the Windows symbol, that calls the Start menu, and the key Menu, that automatically calls the properties menu of the window open at the moment, doing the same thing as if you...
Forgotten Motherboard Functions

Forgotten Motherboard Functions

Most motherboards have special functions that are unknown or just forgotten by users. Quite often, though, these functions can be quite interesting to use. Today we’ll discuss those forgotten motherboard functions. IrDA bus: Most motherboards on the market have...
UPS

UPS

The UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), is a device that offers an extra protection to your equipment. In case of an electrical mains power interruption, the UPS continues to feed your computer during the time needed to save your work. This feeding is provided by a...
BIOS Setup

BIOS Setup

[nextpage title=”Introduction”]Setup is a configuration program found in every PC, which is burned on ROM (which in turn is placed in the motherboard). Usually, to call the setup you must press Del key during memory counting. PC configuration is stored in...