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AcronymMeaning
BIOS Basic Input/Output System
POST Power-On Self-Test
UEFI Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
EFI Extensible Firmware Interface
GPT Disk GUID Partition Table Disk
CMOS Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
TPM Trusted Platform Module
OS Operating System
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
M_BIOS Main BIOS
B_BIOS Backup BIOS
ATX Advanced Technology Extended
ITX Information Technology Extended
I/O Input/Output
uATX microATX
PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCI-X Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
PCIe Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port
RAM Random Access Memory
DIMM Dual In-line Memory Module
SO-DIMM Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module
CPU Central Processing Unit
ZIF Socket Zero Insertion Force Socket
PGA Pin Grid Array
LGA Land Grid Array
MOBO Motherboard
GPU Graphics Processing Unit
ROM Read Only Memory
PROM Programmable Read Only Memory
EPROM Erasable PROM
EEPROM Electrically Erasable PROM
SRAM Static Ram
DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory
SDR Single Data Rate
SDRAM Synchronous DRAM
DDR Double Data Rate
DDR2 Double Data Rate 2 (2nd Generation)
DDR3 Double Data Rate 3 (3rd Generation)
ECC Error Correcting Code
REG Registered Memory
CD Compact Disc
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
CD-RW CD Rewritable
DVD-R/RW DVD Read and Rewritable
DVD-R DL DVD Dual Layer
BD-R Blu-Ray Disc Recordable
BD-RE Blu-Ray Disc Recordable/Erasable
SSD Solid-State Drives
SSHD Solid State Hybrid Drive
SD Secure Digital
CF Compact Flash
LTO Linear Tape-Open
RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks
MHz Megahertz
GHz Gigahertz
HTT Hyper-Threading Technology
VT Intel Virtualization Technology
AMD-V AMD Virtualization
XD Bit Execute Disable
NX Bit No Execute Bit
DEP Data Execution Prevention
USB Universal Serial Bus
SATA Serial AT Attachment
eSATA External SATA
VGA Video Graphics Array
HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface
DVI Digital Visual Interface
TRS Tip/Ring/Sleeve
TOSLINK Toshiba Link
RJ Registered Jack
MDP Mini DisplayPort
IrDA Infrared Data Association
NFC Near Field Communication
EDR Enhanced Data Rate
HS High Speed
DRM Digital Rights Management
EPS Entry Level Power Supply
A Amp
V Volt
W Watt
AC Alternating Current
VAC Volts of Alternating Current
DC Direct Current
PSU Power Supply
CAD Computer Aided Design
CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing
HTPC Home Theater PC
VDI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
TN LCD Twisted Nematic LCD
IPS LCD In Plane Switching LCD
CCFL Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
LED Light Emitting Diode
OLED Organic Light Emitting Diode
VESA Video Electronics Standards Association
BNC Bayonet Neill-Concelman
DVI-A DVI Analog
DVI-D DVI Digital
SOHO Small Office/Home Office
NTFS New Technology File System
EXE Executable
DLL Dynamic Link Library
CMYK Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (Black)
PDF Portable Document Format
XPS XPL Paper Specification
OPC Drum Organic Photoconductor Drum
IPA Isopropyl Alcohol
ST Connector Straight Tip Connector
SC Connector Subscriber Connector (Also known as Standard/Square Connector)
LC Lucent Connector (Also known as Local/Little Connector)
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association
EIA Electronic Industries Alliance
RF Radio Frequency
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair
STP Shielded Twisted Pair
Cat5e Cat5 Enhanced
Cat6a Cat6 Augmented
FEP Fluorinated Ethylene Polymer
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
dB Decibel
APIPA Automatic Private IP Addressing (Link-Local)
DNS Domain Name System
gTLD Generic Top-Level Domains
ccTLD Country Code Top-Level Domains
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
CIDR Classless Inter-Domain Routing
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
UDP User Datagram Protocol
FTP File Transfer Protocol
SSH Secure Shell
Telnet Telecommunication Network
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
POP3 Post Office Protocol v3
IMAP4 Internet Message Access Protocol v4
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPS Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
RDP Remote Desktop Protocol
SMB Server Message Block
CIFS Common Internet File System
AFP Apple Filing Protocol
SLP Service Location Protocol
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDAPS Lightweight Directory Access Protocol Secure
ITU International Telecommunications Union
DAP Directory Access Protocol
OSI Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model
EDB External Data Bus
AMD Advanced Micro Devices
RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computing
CISC Complex Instruction Set Computing
IMC Integrated Memory Controller
GPU Graphics Processing Unit
DIP Dual In-line Package
CPUID CPU Identifier
MMX Multimedia Extensions
SSE Streaming SIMD Extensions
ALU Arithmetic Logic Unit
FPU Floating Point Unit
POST Power-On Self-Test
APU Accelerated Processing Unit
ZIF Zero Insertion Force
SIMM Single In-line Memory Module
ICH Input/Output Controller Hub (Intel Systems)
FCH Fusion Controller Hub (AMD Systems)
PCH Platform Controller Hub