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MakeUseOf.com-Your PC Inside and Out Part 2

MakeUseOf.com-Your PC Inside and Out Part 2

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Part 2 of MakeUseOf.com's ultimate guide to all things hardware. Learn about CPUs, storage mediums, memory, graphics cards and more!
Part 2 of MakeUseOf.com's ultimate guide to all things hardware. Learn about CPUs, storage mediums, memory, graphics cards and more!

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Your PC, Inside and Out: Part 2
  
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Your PC, Inside andOut: Part 2
         By: Lachlan Royhttp://lachlanroy.com     
This manual is intellectual property of MakeUseOf. It must only be published in its original form.Using parts or republishing altered parts of this guide is prohibited without permission.
 
 
 
Your PC, Inside and Out: Part 2
  
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Table of Contents
Download Part I ............................................................................................................................ 6 Available now at MakeUseOf.com: ................................................................................... 6 Chapter 1: CPU (Processor) ........................................................................................................ 7  Clock Speed .............................................................................................................................. 8 Multiple Cores ............................................................................................................................ 8 Cache ..................................................................................................................................... 9 AMD vs. Intel .......................................................................................................................... 9 CPU Heatsinks .......................................................................................................................... 10 Chapter 2: RAM (Memory) ........................................................................................................ 12  How much do you need? ..................................................................................................... 12 RAM Sizes .................................................................................................................................. 13 Things to Look For When Buying RAM ............................................................................... 13 Socket ............................................................................................................................... 13 Speed ................................................................................................................................ 14 Voltage ............................................................................................................................. 14 Brands ................................................................................................................................... 14 Chapter 3: Storage Devices ..................................................................................................... 15  Hard Drives ............................................................................................................................... 15 Magnetic (Conventional) .................................................................................................. 15 Brands ................................................................................................................................ 16 Solid State Drives (SSDs) ......................................................................................................... 16 Should you get one? .......................................................................................................... 17  Brands ................................................................................................................................... 17 Capacity .................................................................................................................................. 18 Cache ...................................................................................................................................... 18 RPM (Drive Speed) .................................................................................................................. 18 Optical Drives .......................................................................................................................... 19  Brands ................................................................................................................................... 20 Chapter 4: Graphics Cards ....................................................................................................... 21  Internal Connectors ................................................................................................................ 21 

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