Discharge is the discharge of built up static electricity. You
may not even feel the discharge but ESD can damage chips and
ruin motherboards, rendering your computer useless.
Graphics Adapter. A high resolution video card that came out
after CGA. It was manufactured by IBM and could produce a resolution
of 640 X 350 pixels and display 16 colors out of a palette of
newer BIOS that has been written to accommodate larger-capacity
Programmable Read Only Memory. A type of PROM chip that can
be removed from the circuit and erased using ultraviolet light.
The chip can then be re-programmed using an EPROM burner.
Data Out RAM. A type of DRAM that can be 10% to 20% faster than
normal DRAM if no external cache is used. EDO keeps its chip
output buffer open longer and can begin to access more data
even before its done reading the previous data. Not much of
a speed increase is noticed over Fast Page Mode RAM if an external
cache of 256K is present. Controller must be compatible or it
will act like normal DRAM.
connector or slot on your computers motherboard that allows
for the insertion of an expansion card, connecting it to the
systems bus or electronic pathways.