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RAM "random access memory"

Common hardware found in electronic devices.

In computers, RAM may be installed as memory modules, such as DIMMs or (SO-DIMMS Sodimm)

in tablets and smartphones ram is interrogated into the device and cannot be removed.

amount of RAM determines how much memory the operating system and open applications can use.

with sufficient RAM several programs can run stimoultansouly without any slowdown.

when a device uses close to 100% of available ram memory must be swapped between applications which may cause a noticeable slow down

Improved performance is associated with the amount fo ram

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graphics cards

A piece of computer hardware that produces the images you see on a monitor.

Responsible for rendering an image to your monitor, this is done by converting data into a signal your monitor can understand

the better your grphic card the better and smoother an image can be produced.

Important to gamers and editors

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storage

hard drives
internal
external
USB
solid state
Cloud

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Motherboard "spine of your PC"

the link between all the different components inside your computer

printed circuit board allowing the CPU, RAM and all other computer hardware components to communicate

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QVGA

320x240

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VGA

640x480

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NTSC(DV)

720x480

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PAL

788x578

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SVGA

800x800

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HD 720

1280x720

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XGA

1024x766

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WXGA

1280x800

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XGA+

1152x664

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SXGA

1280x1024

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HD 1080

1920x1080

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UXGA

1800x1200

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2k

2048x1060

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4k

4088x2160

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sound cards

An internal expansion card that provides input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.

also applied to external audio interfaces used for professional audio applications

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Processor speed CPU

the clock rate typically refers to the frequency at which the clock generator of a processor can generate pulse

pulses are used to synchronise the operations of its components and is used as an indicator of the processors speed.

measured in clock cycles per second or its equivalent the SI unit hertz (Hz)