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Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) Accelerated Graphics Port-Ports developed specifically for video cards
active partition active partition- The partician used for booting.
audio/modem riser (AMR) modem riser- A specification for a small slot on a motherboard to accommodate an audio ormodem riser card.
boot loader boot loader-Responsible for loading the OS
boot record: boot record-This OS boot record contains a small program that points to a larger OS program file that is responsible for starting the OS load.
booting booting-Refers to the computer bringing itself up to a working state without the user having to do anything but press the on button.
CMOS battery CMOS battery-A lithium coin-cell battery enables CMOS RAM to hold configuration data, even while the main power to the computer is off.
Communication and networking riser (CNR) Communication-A specification for a small expansion slot on a motherboard that accommodates a small audio, modem, or network riser card.
CrossFire CrossFire-ATI ‘s technology for installing two video cards on a motherboard.
dual inline package (DIP) switch inline package-A switch on a circuit board or other device that can be set on or off to hold configuration or setup information.
front panel header front panel header-The corner of the motherboard for lights and switches.
hard boot hard boot-A hard boot, or cold boot, involves turning on the power with the on/off switch.
I/O shield I/O shield-The plate installed in the computer case to provide holes for I/O ports.
jumper jumper-Two wires that stick up side by side on the motherboard and are used to hold configuration information. The jumper is considered closed if a cover is over the wires, and open if the cover is missing.
land grid array (LGA) land grid- Sockets that use lands rather than pins.
Master Boot Record (MBR) Master Boot-A record at the beginning of the drive that contains the partition table, which contains a map to partitions on the drive.
North Bridge North Bridge-The faster hub in the Accelerated Hub Architecture.
BootMgr BootMgr-The OS boot record program for Windows Vista.
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