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RDRAM versus SDRAM, Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

Distinguishing Fact from Fiction If you have arrived here through a search engine, and there’s no menu to the left click here! During the development of RDRAM, the manufacturers promised a bandwidth of twice that of PC100, which is true to a certain extent, but this is only valid when …

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Using the Windows 2000 Emergency Repair Disk

Microsoft® Windows 2000 Knowledge Center The Windows 2000 Emergency Repair Disk (ERD) If you have arrived here through a search engine, click here! Using the Emergency Repair Disk to protect your Windows 2000 system You get up one morning, and you find that you’ve over-slept and now you’re late for …

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AMIBIOS Setup

The WINBIOS Setup main menu is organized into four windows. Each window corresponds to a section below, with each window and each section containing several icons. Clicking on an icon activates a specific function. The WINBIOS Setup icons and functions are described as follows:   Windows Function Setup This section …

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CAS Latency

CAS Latency, What Is It? Over the last three years or so, memory manufacturers have been releasing new and faster memory modules at an ever quicken pace. Some are updates of existing types, while others are redesigns and still others are entirely new innovations. We’ve moved quickly from FPM to …

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The Windows 2000 Character Map

The Windows 2000 Character Map A special accessory program provided with Windows 2000, called Character Map, allows you to insert characters and symbols into your documents that are not available with the keyboard. Character Map displays all the characters that are available for each of the fonts on your computer. …

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Build Fast Ethernet From Scratch

Building a Fast Ethernet Network from Scratch Building a Fast Ethernet 100Mbps network is a snap! All you need are a few desktop or lap top network adapters, a Fast Ethernet hub, and a Category 5 network cable for each computer. To make things even easier, we stock ready-made as …

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Memory Speeds

Memory Speeds Have you ever wondered how they were determined? It doesn’t matter whether you are purchasing memory for a new system, or just trying to match the memory in a system you already own, if you have ever asked yourself how fast it is, you’ve just stumbled onto one …

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Resolving Memory Problems

Diagnosing the most common memory problems Memory sizing error during POST (initial system boot) This is one of the more common memory problems, occurring mainly in older computers such as the 486, earlier 60-120MHz Pentiums and even some of the Pentium Pro vintage that use EDO memory. Unfortunately though, we …

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path MS-DOS Command

Type: Internal (2.0 and later) Syntax: PATH; PATH [d:]path[;][d:]path[…] Purpose: Sets or displays directories that will be searched for programs not in the current directory. Discussion PATH tells DOS which directories should be searched for external commands after DOS searches your working directory. DOS searches the paths in the order …

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Introduction to DDR SDRAM

DDR SDRAM (or Double Data Rate SDRAM) Introduction We have no intention of getting into the disputes over which technology is better, Rambus or DDR SDRAM. Both have their place in the user environment, and they both have their positive, as well as negative, aspects. If you are building your …

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