Articles, tutorials, and advice about using personal computers.

Navigate bc-links
 leaf bc-links home

 Shopping
 leaf Browse listings
 leaf Consumer Articles

 General
 leaf Reference
 leaf Feedback
 leaf About bc-links
 leaf Privacy policy

 Business owners
 leaf FREE advertising
 leaf Add your listing
 leaf Advertise here
 leaf Link to us
 leaf Member Login
 Stay in touch
Join our periodic mailing list to be notified of major changes to bc-links.com Enter your email address
and click Join!

»  our privacy policy
»  about the mailing list
British Columbia Quarter Horse Association - bcqha.com - for owners, riders, and horse lovers in BC.

bc-links.com shopping deals and business directory for BC ( British Columbia )

Coming soon...
Look for our new classified ads section coming in the New Year. Featuring Real Estate, Cars, Trucks, RV's and Livestock, with many other categories to choose from. Classified ads will be FREE for individuals.


 Tips, Articles, Advice and Tutorials.

 Articles submitted by Businesses listed on bc-links.com


Get the most out of your Personal Computer by using these Tips, Articles and tutorials.

Basic Computer definitions
Part Three of "Computer Parts - what are they?" presented by The PC Doctor of Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Definitions (continued)

CD Burner
- This device allows you to BURN cd's so that you can make data back ups or create your own music cd's or MP3's. With this you have choice between CD-R and CD-RW disks. Basically CD-R means you can write to it once only and CD-RW means you can write to it many times, more on this in a later column.

Dvd Drive
Allows you to watch DVD movies on your computer and access special computer features on your DVD disk.

Dvd Burner
Allows you to watch DVD movies on your computer and access special computer features on your DVD disk as well as make copies of DVD's, more on this later.

Ram
This is the memory or temporary storage area on your computer. If you lose power to your computer while it is turned on, you will lose any information stored here, that is why you have a hard drive. Ram will also speed up your computer, basically the more ram you have the better and faster your machine will work. We will discuss the pros and cons and differences at a later date

Motherboard
This is a large green circuit board inside your computer that everything else plugs into.

Video Card
This card plugs into your motherboard and allows the video (pictures) signal to be displayed on your monitor.

Sound Card
This card plugs into your motherboard and allows the audio (sounds) signal to be played on your speakers.

Speakers
You plug these into your sound card so you can hear your computer.

Modem
This device allows you to hook your phone up to your computer so that you can access the internet or send and receive faxes.

Network card
- This card allows you to access the internet at high speed using the phone line or cable.

CPU
I saved the best for last, the CPU is the brain of the computer. When someone asks the speed of your computer this is what they are asking about, more about this later.

In Summary
There are more devices that are not mentioned here but these are the basics. We will be covering them all in more detail as time goes by. If you have a specific question, please feel free to contact me by email at pc_doc1@telus.net and I will try to answer you as best I can over email.

Thank You

(The) PC DOCTOR


<< Return to the articles index  


Learn more about The PC Doctor.


 
FREE ADVERTISING !
We're giving away free advertising to a few enterprising business owners.
You could qualify...
 
   
   
Add a business now - it's Free


  
 Test your Web page links here!   © 2003 2004 bc-links.com