What is a power supply and how do I choose one?

What is a power supply and how do I choose one?

While it is more than likely that at this point in time you have at the very least heard about technical aspects of computing or computer components, it is less likely that you actually know what these technical terms mean, or how these components interact with each...
What are Interrupt Requests?

What are Interrupt Requests?

Interrupts happen when the device sends a signal to the CPU to notify it when they have data to transfer, or when an operation is complete.  This allows the CPU to perform other tasks when there are no I/O transfers at that moment.  After every single instruction, the...
Disk Fragmentation Errors

Disk Fragmentation Errors

If you own a computer you probably know that disk fragmentation errors are as certain as death. Your computer’s hard disk is actually the heart of your computing system and when it stops working properly there will be trouble to bear. Even though there have been...
Types of sound cards

Types of sound cards

Computers today play an important role in bringing various multimedia functions to people across the globe. They have been the major contributor to an ever-increasing consumption of video, audio and other formats that has, in the past few years, revolutionized Sound...
How does swapping result in better memory management?

How does swapping result in better memory management?

In memory management, there are processes that need to be carried out to be able to use the storage efficiently and swapping is one of them. Swapping is the act of moving process between the primary and secondary memory so as to allow processes to work concurrently....
Do I Really Need to “Eject” USB Drives?

Do I Really Need to “Eject” USB Drives?

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard, which was developed in the 90s, remains the most common way through which a wide variety of devices can be connected to a computer. These devices include printers, mice, keyboards and USB drives. Universal Wisdom: Properly...