Alternative download
So, users have the minimum privileges necessary for work. But if after installing the OS they forgot to disable the ability to boot from removable media: floppy disks or CDs…

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New process technology
In the very near future, a transition to a 0.13-micron process is expected. This transition has long been promised by leading processor manufacturers, but for various reasons, its implementation has…

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How can you “burn out at work”
Having dealt with processor cooling issues, we can now easily figure out the question of why Duron processors burn up if they are turned on without a heatsink. Generally speaking,…

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memory

GeForce2 MX 400 and GeForce2 MX comparison

We can say with sufficient degree of certainty that the performance of a card on a GeForce2 MX 400 equipped with the slowest memory at a frequency of 166 MHz (i.e. the same as a GeForce2 MX) will be approximately the same as that on a board on the old GeForce2 MX . A higher core frequency can provide a small increase in performance only at low resolutions and with 16-bit color depth. Continue reading

The oldest Athlon

No matter how unique a processor may be, there will always be tasks for which its performance will not be enough. Most often these are tasks of three-dimensional modeling (for example, 3D Max). As a rule, you can only improve your life a little in this situation by installing at least two processors in one machine. Therefore, a processor that cannot be installed in a multiprocessor configuration cannot be positioned as a processor for powerful workstations, not to mention servers. Continue reading

The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part2)

This type of memory was made in the form of a two-dimensional matrix of conductors, at the intersection of which a thin jumper (20-30 μm) was created from metal or amorphous silicon. The programming of the microcircuits consisted of passing a large current pulse through an appropriate jumper that caused it to melt (burst). The likelihood of recovering torn jumpers was minimal. For greater reliability and eliminating the possibility of restoration of jumpers, the chip was subjected to thermal training (additional heating for a long time), and then it was checked and, if necessary, reprogrammed. Continue reading

The use of CAD "MAX + plus II" for the development of digital devices on FPGAs from Altera
CAD "MAX + plus II" is an integrated environment for the development of digital devices based on programmable logic integrated circuits (FPGAs) of Altera company and ensures the implementation of…

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Custom solutions for local networks of small offices
From the school bench, we are all familiar with some of the laws of nature, which are therefore called the laws that cannot be violated. However, in addition to laws,…

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GeForce2 MX 200 and GeForce2 MX 400 - new chips from Nvidia
A year later, Nvidia announced its new GeForce2 MX graphics chip, which gained wide popularity due to its excellent price / performance ratio. Even today, graphics cards based on this…

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Warm company
A processor is not the only heat source in a computer. But the most solid of them. Therefore, special attention is paid to him. But modern video cards also have…

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