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Server Server (serĀ“ver) (n.) A computer or device on a network that manages network resources. There are many different types of servers. For example:
File server: a computer and storage device dedicated to storing files. Any user on the network can store files on the
 
VGA Video Graphics Array (VGA) refers specifically to the display hardware first introduced with the IBM PS/2 line of computers in 1987, but through its widespread adoption has also come to mean either an Amplitude Modulated computer display standard, the 15-pin D-subminiature VG  
SCSI Small Computer System Interface ) A fast interface between a host adapter and the CPU that can daisy chain as many as 7 or 15 devices on a single bus.  
SVGA Super VGA ) A standard set by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) for a CRT monitor that includes a minimum refresh rate of 70 Hz and a minimum resolution of 800 x 600.  
Digital Digital 1.
(of signals or data) expressed as series of the digits 0 and 1, typically represented by values of a physical quantity such as voltage or magnetic polarization.
2.
(of a clock or watch) showing the time by means of displayed digits rather than hands
 
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.
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 AGP has been replaced by the PCI
S-Video port S-Video port A 4-pin round video port that sends two signals over the cable, one for color and the other for brightness, and is used by some high-end TVs and video equipment.  
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
ECP Extended Capabilities Port A bidirectional parallel port mode that uses a DMA channel to speed up data flow.  
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