Posts Tagged ‘Motherboard’

November 24th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Computer Components And Upgrades

Washington DC Computer Components And Upgrades – PC Components And Upgrades, Washington DC

At this point in time, I don’t think we could even begin to imagine not using a computer at some point during our day.  Whether it’s for entertainment purposes, work purposes, or school purposes, we can’t seem to go without them.  Computers have become an essential part of every day life for children and adults alike, but as the user we tend not to think about what is actually going on inside our computers that is responsible for making it work.  Computers are made up of many components and are in constant need of upgrade due to constant advancements in the field, and the slightest fault in one of these components could result in an extremely slow computer or one that won’t work at all.

The most important part of your computer is its motherboard.  The motherboard is the place in your computer where other important components are located.  Some of these components are the microprocessor, drive controllers, and memory.  Your computers performance relies largely on what microprocessor you have.  It is in this component where all of the instructions are received that you enter that in turn make the computer work accordingly.  The most commonly used processors are Intel and AMD.  Your computer’s memory or RAM (Random Access Memory) is the memory that is directly attached to the motherboard and it is what speeds up your performance.  If you don’t have enough RAM your computer will try to take memory off of the hard drive, virtual memory, and it will slow down your systems speed.  Other components that are directly attached to the motherboard are the sound (audio) card and video (graphics) card.

Of the components that are not attached directly to the motherboard, the hard drive if probably the most important.  Your pc’s hard drive is where all of your data is permanently stored.  Optical drives such as CD and DVD drives are another component to your computer.  DVD drives have become more popular than CD drives these days because DVD’s can hold more data than CD’s.  And even more that DVD’s, people are using USB thumb drives to store data because they are small, portable, and can hold higher amounts of data.

The last components to consider are the external components such as your monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers.  Without these you wouldn’t be able to use your computer at all.

As a local computer and network repair and service company, Geek ABC wants to make sure that you have the best information possible.  Owning a computer is pretty much an essential these days and it’s important that you have a reliable and trustworthy service and repair company on hand when you need them.

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November 22nd, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Washington DC Metropolitan Area Building Your Own Computer

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Washington DC Metropolitan Area Building Your Own Computer – Components For Building Your Own PC, Washington DC Metropolitan Area

If you have ever considered building your own computer here are the components you will need to look in to:

ATX case

Power supply

MB: Motherboard

CPU: Central Processing Unit

CPU fan

Case Fan

MEM: Memory

HD: Hard Drive

Optical Drive: DVD/CD/CD RW

Memory Card Reader

Video card (Graphics card) (Can be onboard)

Sound Card (can be onboard)

LAN (Network Card can be onboard)

Wireless network card

Keyboard

Mouse

Monitor

Speakers

OS (Operating System): Windows 7

Microsoft Office 2007

Antivirus software

*(Floppy )

*Modem

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November 5th, 2010 by admin | No Comments | Filed in Montgomery County Maryland (MD) BIOS Password

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Montgomery County Maryland (MD) BIOS Password – Resetting Your Computers BIOS Password, Montgomery County Maryland (MD)

BIOS or the Basic Input/Output System is a built in application that verifies the system before accessing the hard drive.  To ensure accessibility when disk failure occurs, BIOS are located within ROM chip.

There are some BIOS’s that allow you to require a password a password to be entered before your system will boot and others allow you to require a password to be entered before the BIOS setup can be accessed.  If you happen to forget this password and need to reset it, there are three main ways you can go about this.

The first way is with the manufacturer supplied software.

The second way is to remove the battery for the CMOS memory, which is next to the motherboard, for at least 30 seconds, causing it to lose all CMOS information, including the BIOS password.  This battery allows the CMOS memory to maintain its information even when the computer is powered off.  Sometimes this battery is soldered to the motherboard, so that leaves us with one more option.

Somewhere on the motherboard is a jumper that will also reset or clear the BIOS password.  If the jumper isn’t labeled then you will need the motherboard documentation to find it.  Usually it is standing alone near the battery.

One thing to remember if you are planning on clearing the BIOS password with one of the last two ways, when opening and working on the inside of your computer, it is important to wear an antistatic wrist strap to avoid damage to your computer.

If you feel this information hasn’t helped you in clearing or resetting your systems BIOS password, please feel free to contact us here at Geek ABC.  We can be reached via our website www.geekabc.com, or give us a call at 1.877.GEEKABC (1.877.433.5222) to schedule an appointment. We provide same-day, mobile, onsite computer and network support and repair for residential and business customers throughout the Washington DC Metropolitan area.


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