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Power-On Self-Test (POST )

This month our geektalk term is: POST or Power-On Self-Test.

Each time you turn your computer on, you (hopefully) hear a beep coming out of the tower or laptop. This beep tells you that your computer just passed a diagnostic test and can now boot up. This test is called POST (Power-On Self-Test) and . . . → Read More: Power-On Self-Test (POST )

Random Access Memory (RAM)

This month our geektalk term is: RAM. That is another term I am sure you have heard time and time again. Remember last time you complained to your IT person about your computer being too slow. What was their first reaction? "You must not have Continue reading Random Access Memory (RAM)

This month our geektalk term is: RAM. That is another term I am sure you have heard time and time again. Remember last time you complained to your IT person about your computer being too slow. What was their first reaction? "You must not have Continue reading Random Access Memory (RAM)

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

This month our geektalk term is: CPU. I am sure you have heard this term numerous times. For instance, you may have heard your computer person say: "It's the CPU" with a sad smile after examining a computer that will not boot up. But do you really know Continue reading Central Processing Unit (CPU)

This month our geektalk term is: CPU. I am sure you have heard this term numerous times. For instance, you may have heard your computer person say: "It's the CPU" with a sad smile after examining a computer that will not boot up. But do you really know Continue reading Central Processing Unit (CPU)

IP (Internet Protocol) address

This month our geektalk term is: IP address. An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique identifier for a computer, or another device like a printer, that is in a network. This address is represented by 4 sets of numbers, each between 0 and 255, separated by dots. For example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.

An IP address allows devices in a network Continue reading IP (Internet Protocol) address

This month our geektalk term is: IP address. An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a unique identifier for a computer, or another device like a printer, that is in a network. This address is represented by 4 sets of numbers, each between 0 and 255, separated by dots. For example, 1.160.10.240 could be an IP address.

An IP address allows devices in a network Continue reading IP (Internet Protocol) address