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Computer Acronyms

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
— B —
BFG BFG Technologies
BIOS Basic Input Output System
BNC Barrel Nut Connector
— C —
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)
— D —
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
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
DVD-RAM Digital Versatile Disk – Random Access Memory
— E —
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
— F —
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
— G —
GB Gigabytes
GBps Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second
GDI Graphical Device Interface
GHz  GigaHertz
— H —
HDD  Hard Disk Drive
HIS  Hightech Information System Limited
HP  Hewlett-Packard Development Company
HSF Heatsink-Fan
— I —
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 Are 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
— N —
NAS  Network Attached Storage
NAT  Network Address Translation
NEC  NEC Corporation
NIC  Network Interface Card
— O —
OC  Overclock (Over Clock)
OCZ  OCZ Technology
OEM  Original Equipment Manufacturer
— P —
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
— R —
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
— S —
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
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
— T —
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  Unshieled 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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