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By Michael Miller

Every thing informal clients want to know to get the main out in their new home windows 7 computers, software program, and the net

The best-selling beginner’s consultant, now thoroughly up-to-date for home windows 7 and today’s most well-liked net instruments – together with fb, craigslist, Twitter, and Wikipedia.
effortless step by step directions conceal constructing a brand new workstation, getting on-line, operating with electronic media, utilizing productiveness instruments, and lots more and plenty extra.
by means of the world’s number 1 writer of starting expertise books, Michael Miller.

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Extra memory From the Library of Gayle M. Noll 18 ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO COMPUTER BASICS can be added to a computer by installing new memory modules, which is as easy as plugging a “stick” directly into a slot on your system’s motherboard. If your computer doesn’t possess enough memory, its CPU must constantly retrieve data from permanent storage on its hard disk. This method of data retrieval is slower than retrieving instructions and data from electronic memory. In fact, if your machine doesn’t have enough memory, some programs will run very slowly (or you might experience random system crashes), and other programs won’t run at all!

From the Library of Gayle M. Noll CHAPTER 2 SETTING UP YOUR NEW COMPUTER SYSTEM 35 Connect by Color Most PC manufacturers color-code the cables and connectors to make the connection even easier—just plug the blue cable into the blue connector, and so on. 2. 2 Connector Color Codes Connector VGA (analog) monitor Digital monitor (DVI) Video out Mouse Keyboard Serial Parallel (printer) USB FireWire (IEEE 1394) Audio line out (right) Audio line out (left) Audio line out (headphones) Speaker out/subwoofer Right-to-left speaker Audio line in Microphone Gameport/MIDI Color Blue White Yellow Green Purple Teal or turquoise Burgundy Black Gray Red White Lime Orange Brown Light blue Pink Gold Connecting a Notebook PC One nice thing about notebook PCs is that you don’t have nearly as many pieces to connect.

The higher the resolution, the sharper the resolution—which lets you display more (smaller) elements onscreen. Resolution is expressed in numbers of pixels, in both the horizontal and vertical directions. Older video cards and monitors could display only 640×480 or 800×600 pixel resolution; you want a card/monitor combination that can display at least 1024×768 resolution—or, in the case of a widescreen monitor, 1280×800. For most users, the video card or chip installed in their new PC works just fine.

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