Golden Disks and IDE
The problem of recording "golden" discs has already been covered on our website (as well as in the journal CHIP, No. 8, 1999). However, the problems continue. Only, if earlier…

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Operating system role
The operating system is the ultimate authority in resolving hardware problems associated with the change of centuries. It is the operating system in most cases that tells applications the current…

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Operating system role
The operating system is the ultimate authority in resolving hardware problems associated with the change of centuries. It is the operating system in most cases that tells applications the current…

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SPD EEPROM Specification

In addition to the description of the transmission interface, I2C information, the PC SDRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Specification specification defines the information recorded in the EEPROM by the manufacturer. The need for such a specification was caused by the fact that the main problems when installing SDRAM in computer systems are associated with incorrect interaction between the BIOS on the motherboard and the EEPROM on the memory module.

The fact is that many Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers using the Intel 440BX chipset install their own BIOS, which has the function of disabling the reading of information from the EEPROM. In this case, the system parameters are set manually when entering SETUP, or the BIOS itself sets the system parameters for working with standard memory. Continue reading

SDRAM PC100

Until recently, the development of new technologies for manufacturing memory components took place in parallel with the development of chipsets manufactured by Intel. But it so happened that in 1998 an advance was formed in the technology of manufacturing chipsets, and memory manufacturers lagged behind. No one could have imagined that a 100 MHz bus would powerfully clear its way. Continue reading

Ways of spreading viruses
How are viruses and, in particular, the Win95.CIH virus spread? It is generally believed that the main path is the Internet. Other viruses cause a lot of controversy about the…

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But this is not Intel at all!
The ways of AMD and Intel, from our point of view, have long diverged. If earlier it was possible to install at least Intel or at least AMD into the…

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SPD EEPROM Specification
In addition to the description of the transmission interface, I2C information, the PC SDRAM Serial Presence Detect (SPD) Specification specification defines the information recorded in the EEPROM by the manufacturer.…

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Problems recording a gold disc
Recently, CD recorders have become very widespread. In this regard, the circle of people dissatisfied with these devices has also expanded dramatically. There was a firm belief that recording on…

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