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32 Bit 32 Bit Processor A 32-bit processor is a microprocessor that can handle 32 bits at a time. Older machines, Max memory is just under 4GB, It is recommended to have 4GB on 32 bit machines for best speed and operation.
64 Bit 64 Bit Processor A 64-bit processor is a microprocessor that can handle 64 bits at a time. Newer Machines. Max Memory: Theoretically: 16.8 million terabytes. In practice: your computer case is a little too small to fit all that RAM. I use 8GB or more. Please realize that because it is twice as large, you have to have twice the memory to supp
adware adware Generically, adware (spelled all lower case) is any software application in which advertising banners are displayed while the program is running. The authors of these applications include additional code that delivers the ads, which can be viewed through  
AGP Accelerated Graphics Port A 32-bit wide bus standard developed specifically for video cards that includes AGP 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 8x standards. AGP has been replaced by the PCI
Analog Analog Of or relating to a mechanism that represents data by measurement of a continuous physical variable, as voltage or pressure.  
APP Application Program a self-contained program or piece of software; an application, especially when downloadable to a mobile device  
Barcode Barcode a machine-readable code in the form of numbers and a pattern of parallel lines of varying widths, printed on and identifying a product. There are many types. The stores use a UPC (Universal Product Code ). But there are many types.
Baud Baud a measure of data transfer rate: one bit per second. Thus, data transferred at the rate of 9,600 bits every second is equivalent to 9,600 baud, or about 120 words per second.  
BIOS basic input/output system The program a personal computer's microprocessor uses to get the computer system started after you turn it on. It also manages data flow between the computer's operating system and attached devices such as the hard disk, video adapter, keyboard, mouse and  
BIT Binary Digit The smallest unit of data in a computer. A bit has a single binary value, either 0 or 1. Although computers usually provide instructions that can test and manipulate bits, they generally are designed to store data and execute instructions in bit multiples Current Computers usually use 64 bit data bus
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