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ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
ALI - Acer Labs, Incorporated
ALU - Arithmetic Logic Unit
AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
APC - American Power Conversion
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit
ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
AT - Advanced Technology
ATI - ATI Technologies Inc.
ATX - Advanced Technology Extended

BFG - BFG Technologies
BIOS - Basic Input Output System
BNC - Barrel Nut Connector

CAS - Column Address Signal
CD - Compact Disk
CDR - Compact Disk Recorder
CDRW - Compact Disk Re-Writer
CD-ROM - Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute (ft/min)
CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CTX - CTX Technology Corporation (Commited to Excellence)


DDR - Double Data Rate
DDR-SDRAM - Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
DFI - DFI Inc. (Design for Innovation)
DIMM - Dual Inline Memory Module
DRAM - Dynamic Random Access Memory
DPI - Dots Per Inch
DSL - See ASDL
DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
DVD-RAM - Digital Versatile Disk - Random Access Memory

ECC - Error Correction Code
ECS - Elitegroup Computer Systems
EDO - Extended Data Out
EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EPROM - Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
EVGA - EVGA Corporation

FC-PGA - Flip Chip Pin Grid Array
FDC - Floppy Disk Controller
FDD - Floppy Disk Drive
FPS - Frame Per Second
FPU - Floating Point Unit
FSAA - Full Screen Anti-Aliasing
FS - For Sale
FSB - Front Side Bus

GB - Gigabytes
GBps - Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second
GDI - Graphical Device Interface
GHz - GigaHertz

HDD - Hard Disk Drive
HIS - Hightech Information System Limited
HP - Hewlett-Packard Development Company
HSF - Heatsink-Fan

IBM - International Business Machines Corporation
IC - Integrated Circuit
IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
IFS- Item for Sale
IRQ - Interrupt Request
ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
ISO - International Standards Organization

JBL - JBL (Jame B. Lansing) Speakers
JVC - JVC Company of America

Kbps - Kilobits Per Second
KBps - KiloBytes per second

LG - LG Electronics
LAN - Local Are Network
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LDT - Lightning Data Transport
LED - Light Emitting Diode

MAC - Media Access Control
MB - MotherBoard or Megabyte
MBps - Megabytes Per Second
Mbps - Megabits Per Second or Megabits Per Second
MHz - MegaHertz
MIPS - Million Instructions Per Second
MMX - Multi-Media Extensions
MSI - Micro Star International

NAS - Network Attached Storage
NAT - Network Address Translation
NEC - NEC Corporation
NIC - Network Interface Card

OC - Overclock (Over Clock)
OCZ - OCZ Technology
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

PC - Personal Computer
PCB - Printed Circuit Board
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
PCMCIA - Peripheral Component Microchannel Interconnect Architecture
PGA - Professional Graphics Array
PLD - Programmable Logic Device
PM - Private Message / Private Messaging
PnP - Plug 'n Play
PNY - PNY Technology
POST - Power On Self Test
PPPoA - Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
PQI - PQI Corporation
PSU - Power Supply Unit

RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAM - Random Access Memory
RAMDAC - Random Access Memory Digital Analog Convertor
RDRAM - Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
ROM - Read Only Memory
RPM - Revolutions Per Minute

SASID - Self-scanned Amorphous Silicon Integrated Display
SCA - SCSI Configured Automatically
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
SECC - Single Edge Contact Connector
SODIMM - Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
SPARC - Scalable Processor ArChitecture
SOHO - Small Office Home Office
SRAM - Static Random Access Memory
SSE - Streaming SIMD Extensions
SVGA - Super Video Graphics Array
S/PDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interface

TB - Terabytes
TBps - Terabytes per second
Tbps - Terabits per second
TDK - TDK Electronics
TEC - Thermoelectric Cooler
TPC - TipidPC
TWAIN - Technology Without An Important Name

UART - Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
USB - Universal Serial Bus
UTP - Unshieled Twisted Pair

VCD - Video CD
VPN - Virtual Private Network

WAN - Wide Area Network
WTB - Want to Buy
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

XGA - Extended Graphics Array
XFX - XFX Graphics, a Division of Pine
XMS - Extended Memory Specification
XT - Extended Technology

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Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line.
It needs an ADSL modem, a telephone line, and filters for all the phones in the house. Your existing telephone line must be enabled by your Telco to handle ADSL traffic. You can go on the internet and use your phone line.

Oct 31, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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What would be the best compatible 512 MB GPU(with shader 3 or 4) working with P4I45GV 3.00 /P4 2.4 GHZ/1 Gb ram ?


http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=P4i45GV%20R5.0

Any of them Shubham.

If we are to discern by a few known statements;

1) It is believed in some 'geek communities', that using the same manufacturer of motherboard chipset, and graphics chipset; to be a good thing.

For example an AMD motherboard chipset 'plays well' with an AMD ATI graphics chipset;

Nvidia motherboard chipset 'plays well' with Nvidia graphics chipset.

Intel motherboard chipset with Intel graphics..............no wait,....... there is no Intel graphics chipset, unless it is -> Integrated Graphics.
[ Intel GMA ]

(Integrated Graphics is also said as OnBoard graphics. ON the motherBOARD)

2) DOES NOT MATTER what graphics memory type is used.

Motherboard can use DDR Sdram ram memory, and graphics card can use GDDR5.

Why?
Because the graphics card has it's own Processor, and Ram Memory.

Graphics Processing Unit, or GPU; is the Processor,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPU

Graphics memory is the ram memory.

Operates independent of the system resources.
Processor, and Ram Memory.

The graphics expansion slot on the P4I45GV (P4 i 45GV), is an AGP slot.
Accelerated Graphics Port,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGP

It will use an AGP 4X, or AGP 8X graphics card.
Use an AGP 8X.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/search.asp?keywords=agp+graphics+card+512mb

REMEMBER;

1) ALWAYS follow Anti-Static Precautions.

2) INSTALL the software for the graphics card F-I-R-S-T,
(Drivers and 'control panel')

THEN unplug the computer from power, follow Anti-Static Precautions, and Physically plug the graphics card into the motherboard, and install.

3) L@@k at the system requirements (Minimum) for the graphics card.
Specifically the Power Supply requirements. You need a Power Supply with enough Wattage, to handle the graphics card.

[ Handles the graphics card, and -> Motherboard, Processor, Ram Memory, and peripherals; Internal and External.
{Harddrive/s, optical drive/s; Internal
Mouse, Keyboard, external harddrive, etc; External ]

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Nov 17, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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type of video card for D845EBG2


The Intel D845EBG2 motherboard supports AGP graphics cards.
(Accelerated Graphics Port)

It supports AGP graphics card's that are AGP 4X, and 1.5 Volt.
(Supports AGP 2X also, but who cares)

1) Good;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161318

80 Stream Processors.

(Also; Read the reviews)

What are stream processors? Nothing new. Just a new term for the same old graphics technology;

"A stream processor is an ALU which is usually involved in handling SIMD instructions. ALU stands for Arithmetic Logic Unit, which in English means "number cruncher". It's the part of the chip that does the actual computation involved in processing data. Nearly every chip around today no matter if its in your video card or your coffee maker has at least one ALU. "SIMD instruction" means that it crunches a group or "stream" of numbers all at once rather than one at a time. For the RV740, the number you hear is 640 "stream processors" because each of the eight shader cores has sixteen execution units and each of those has five ALUs: 8 x 16 x 5 = 640."

From MIME,
http://forums.amd.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=12&threadid=113850

(I like MIME's explanation)

2) Better;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161337

320 Stream Processors

(Also; Read the reviews)

More added info on graphics technology;

A) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/graphics-card.htm

B) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/3dgraphics.htm

C) http://computer.howstuffworks.com/agp.htm

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jun 28, 2012 | Intel Desktop Board D845EBG2 Motherboard

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i have a Acer Aspire SA60 R01-B3 do you know if i can change my graphics card on this as i would like to play runescape in hd (high detail) but as i log on my internet closes on me, and is my graphics card a 3d one?


  It has internal graphics....But it also has a AGP Slot.  (Accelerated Graphics Port) To upgrade your Video. Just make sure that you get an AGP Card to go into the Slot. As they make PCI and PCI express cards also.. 
                                                                 Joe < Data Miner >

Nov 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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graphics card


This card seems to use a AGP or (Accelerated Graphics Port / Advanced Graphics Port). So *********** board has to have this type of slot in it. This is a graphics only port so only a graphic card can be in it. What type of mother board do you have?

Jul 22, 2008 | Gateway GT5408 PC Desktop

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