Sony PCV-2226 Personal Computer User Manual

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Short for Random Access Memory, the memory used to run programs and store data in
current use. RAM is the fastest kind of memory to read from and write to. Information stored
in RAM is lost when you turn off the computer. The higher the RAM capacity, the faster your
current data can be processed.
The degree of sharpness and clarity of an image. Resolution is expressed in pixels. Frequent
computer screen resolutions are 640 x 480 pixels (VGA resolution; appropriate for a 14-inch
screen), 800 x 600 (appropriate for a 15-inch screen), 1,024 by 768 (appropriate for a 17-inch
screen), and 1,280 by 1,024. LCD displays usually use a higher resolution than a CRT of the
same size.
RGB signal cable
RGB stands for Red, Green, Blue. A cable that requires separate transmission types for the
three colours on the display.
Service pack 1
Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) provides the latest security and reliability updates to the
Windows XP operating system, and includes Internet Explorer 6 SP1. Windows XP SP1 is
designed to ensure Windows XP platform compatibility with newly released software and
hardware, and includes updates that resolve issues discovered by customers or by Microsoft's
internal testing team.
S-video stands for separated video, a video technique separating colour from luminescence
rendering clearer imaging, and requiring different cables and plugs than ordinary video.
Synchronous DRAM is a kind of dynamic random access memory running at a much higher
clock speed than regular memory.
Standard RAM
The amount of RAM that is available on your computer when you purchase it.
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