Monthly Archives: July 2013

What does a Power Supply do?

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What Does A Power Supply Do? A power supply’s job is to convert an Alternating Current (AC) signal coming from your wall outlet into a usable Direct Current (DC) signal. Simply stated, this process is done by stepping down the input voltage level with a transformer and then rectifying it to convert to DC. Once […]

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What is MDIX

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What does MDIX mean (Medium Dependent Interface Crossover)? MDIX, or Medium Dependent Interface Crossover, is a port that allows for two ethernet capable computers or devices (such as a computer to a hub) to be connected using a crossover cable. Without MDIX, the devices would require a patch (straight through) cable.

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What is a DVDROM Drive

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A DVD-ROM Drive (also called a DVDROM or DVD Reader) is used for reading Compact Disks (CDs) and Digital Video Discs (DVDs). A DVD-ROM drive will not be able to write to a blank CD nor will it be able to write to a DVD. DVD-ROMs can read disks burned by a DVDRW and can […]

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