Frequently Asked Questions
In this section i will try to cover most of the basic computer FAQs, to Virus/Malware FAQs.
What is a CPU?
CPU is short for central processing unit. The CPU is most responsible for the computer's speed. The CPU's processing speed is measured in gigahertz (GHz). The CPU can be thought of as the computer's "engine" with the GHz corresponding to an engine's horsepower. Each GHz equals 1,000 MHz, so a speed of 2.4 GHz is equal to 2,400 MHz.
What is RAM?
Random access memory (RAM) is the computer's temporary memory. It is measured in gigabytes (GB) and is used as needed to complete tasks. The amount of RAM a computer has is a significant factor in the computer's overall speed because the more RAM it has, the faster it can process tasks. Adding more RAM to a computer is the easiest way to instantly increase the computer's speed and its recommended for those who like to multitask.
What is a Hard Drive?
The hard drive is the storage area. Every file on a computer is stored on the hard drive. The storage capacity of a hard drive is measured in gigabytes (GB). In contrast to RAM, the hard drive is the permanent storage area. While every computer contains an internal hard drive, there are external hard drives as well. External hard drives are often used to back up the information on an internal hard drive.