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Introduction to Computers

Covering the basics of computer maintenance (safe practices to help avoid potential virus exposure)

Computer Resources and Information 


Common terms and what they mean: 

RAM: Random Access Memory (but, as the link explains, there are other labels for this). Basically, this is where your computer stores the information it needs right away- low RAM makes a slower computer. 

Double Data Rate 3 Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory, officially abbreviated as DDR3 SDRAM,

Solid State Drive (SSD)

Processor Speed

Integrated Graphics vs. Dedicated Graphics Card

USB 2.0 vs. 3.0 Ports

Wifi Standards Explained

Digital Trends- Computer Monitors Explained

AVAST! (anti-virus software)