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FRU FRU.A component in a computer or device that can be replaced with a new component without sending the computer or device back to the manufacturer. Examples: power supply, DIMM, motherboard, floppy disk drive.
FlexATX FlexATX.A version of the ATX form factor that allows for maximum flexibility in the size and shape of cases and motherboards. FlexATX is ideal for custom systems.
form factor form factor.A set of specifications on the size, shape, and configuration of a computer hardware component such as a case, power supply, or motherboard.
intelligent UPS intelligent UPS.A UPS connected to a computer by way of a USB or serial cable so that software on the computer can monitor and control the UPS. Also called smart UPS.
inverter inverter.A device that converts DC to AC.
joule joule.A measure of work or energy. One joule of energy produces one watt of power for one second.
line conditioner line conditioner.A device that regulates, or conditions, power, providing continuous voltage during brownouts and spikes.
line-interactive UPS line-interactive UPS.A variation of a standby UPS that shortens switching time by always keeping the inverter that converts AC to DC working, so that there is no charge-up time for the inverter.
low-profile case low-profile caseAnother term for a compact case.
MicroATX MicroATX.A version of the ATX form factor. MicroATX addresses some new technologies that were developed after the original introduction of ATX.
Midsize towers Midsize towers.Also called midi-towers or mid-towers, are the most versatile and most popular tower case.
multimeter multimeter.A more general-purpose tool that can measure several characteristics of electricity in a variety of devices.
NLX NLX.A low-end form factor that is similar to LPX but provides greater support for current and emerging processor technologies. NLX was designed for flexibility and efficiency of space.
notebook case notebook case.A type of case used for portable notebook computers.
ohm ohm.The standard unit of measurement for electrical resistance. Resistors are rated in ohms
overclocking overclocking.Running a processor, motherboard, or video card at a higher frequency than the manufacturer recommends and is not considered a best practice. It might also void the warranty of a component.
P1 connector P1 connector.Power connection on an ATX or BTX motherboard.
POST POST.A series of tests performed by the startup BIOS when you first turn on a computer.
power conditioner power conditioner.A line conditioner that regulates, or conditions, power, providing continuous voltage during brownouts.
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