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Computer Acronyms(Short Forms)

ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port

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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

--- B ---

BFG - BFG Technologies

BIOS - Basic Input Output System

BNC - Barrel Nut Connector

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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

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CTX - CTX Technology Corporation (Commited to Excellence)

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DDR - Double Data Rate

DDR-SDRAM - Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory

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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

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DVD-RAM - Digital Versatile Disk - Random Access Memory

Computer Acronyms

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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

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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

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GB - Gigabytes

GBps - Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second

GDI - Graphical Device Interface

GHz - GigaHertz

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HDD - Hard Disk Drive

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HIS - Hightech Information System Limited

HP - Hewlett-Packard Development Company

HSF - Heatsink-Fan

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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

--- J ---

JBL - JBL (Jame B. Lansing) Speakers

JVC - JVC Company of America

- K ---

Kbps - Kilobits Per Second

KBps - KiloBytes per second

--- L ---

LG - LG Electronics

LAN - Local Area Network

LCD - Liquid Crystal Display

LDT - Lightning Data Transport

LED - Light Emitting Diode

--- M ---

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

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NAS - Network Attached Storage

NAT - Network Address Translation

NEC - NEC Corporation

NIC - Network Interface Card

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OC - Over clock (Over Clock)

OCZ - OCZ Technology

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer

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PC - Personal Computer

PCB - Printed Circuit Board

PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect

PDA - Personal Digital Assistant

PCMCIA - Peripheral Component Micro channel Interconnect Architecture

PGA - Professional Graphics Array

PLD - Programmable Logic Device

PM - Private Message / Private Messaging

PnP - Plug And  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

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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

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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

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TB - Terabytes

TBps - Terabytes per second

Tbps - Terabits per second

TDK - TDK Electronics

TEC - Thermoelectric Cooler

TPC - TipidPC

TWAIN - Technology Without An Important Name

--- U ---

UART - Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter

USB - Universal Serial Bus

UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair

--- V ---

VCD - Video CD

VPN - Virtual Private Network

--- W ---

WAN - Wide Area Network

WTB - Want to Buy

WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get

--- X ---

XGA - Extended Graphics Array

XFX - XFX Graphics, a Division of Pine

XMS - Extended Memory Specification

XT - Extended Technology


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