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Most Popular Computer (IT) Acronyms


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    ADSL - Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
    AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
    ALI - Acer Labs, Incorporated
    ALU - Arithmetic Logic Unit
    AMD - Advanced Micro Devices
    APC - American Power Conversion
    ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
    ASIC - Application Specific Integrated Circuit
    ASPI - Advanced SCSI Programming Interface
    AT - Advanced Technology
    ATI - ATI Technologies Inc.
    ATX - Advanced Technology Extended


    BFG - BFG Technologies
    BIOS - Basic Input Output System
    BNC - Barrel Nut Connector


    CAS - Column Address Signal
    CD - Compact Disk
    CDR - Compact Disk Recorder
    CDRW - Compact Disk Re-Writer
    CD-ROM - Compact Disk - Read Only Memory
    CFM - Cubic Feet per Minute (ft�/min)
    CMOS - Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
    CPU - Central Processing Unit
    CTX - CTX Technology Corporation (Commited to Excellence)


    DDR - Double Data Rate
    DDR-SDRAM - Double Data Rate - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
    DFI - DFI Inc. (Design for Innovation)
    DIMM - Dual Inline Memory Module
    DRAM - Dynamic Random Access Memory
    DPI - Dots Per Inch
    DSL - See ASDL
    DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
    DVD-RAM - Digital Versatile Disk - Random Access Memory


    ECC - Error Correction Code
    ECS - Elitegroup Computer Systems
    EDO - Extended Data Out
    EEPROM - Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
    EPROM - Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory
    EVGA - EVGA Corporation


    FC-PGA - Flip Chip Pin Grid Array
    FDC - Floppy Disk Controller
    FDD - Floppy Disk Drive
    FPS - Frame Per Second
    FPU - Floating Point Unit
    FSAA - Full Screen Anti-Aliasing
    FS - For Sale
    FSB - Front Side Bus


    GB - Gigabytes
    GBps - Gigabytes per second or Gigabits per second
    GDI - Graphical Device Interface
    GHz - GigaHertz


    HDD - Hard Disk Drive
    HIS - Hightech Information System Limited
    HP - Hewlett-Packard Development Company
    HSF - Heatsink-Fan


    IBM - International Business Machines Corporation
    IC - Integrated Circuit
    IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
    IFS- Item for Sale
    IRQ - Interrupt Request
    ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
    ISO - International Standards Organization


    JBL - JBL (Jame B. Lansing) Speakers
    JVC - JVC Company of America


    Kbps - Kilobits Per Second
    KBps - KiloBytes per second


    LG - LG Electronics
    LAN - Local Area Network
    LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
    LDT - Lightning Data Transport
    LED - Light Emitting Diode


    MAC - Media Access Control
    MB � MotherBoard or Megabyte
    MBps - Megabytes Per Second
    Mbps - Megabits Per Second or Megabits Per Second
    MHz - MegaHertz
    MIPS - Million Instructions Per Second
    MMX - Multi-Media Extensions
    MSI - Micro Star International


    NAS - Network Attached Storage
    NAT - Network Address Translation
    NEC - NEC Corporation
    NIC - Network Interface Card


    OC - Overclock (Over Clock)
    OCZ - OCZ Technology
    OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer


    PC - Personal Computer
    PCB - Printed Circuit Board
    PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
    PDA - Personal Digital Assistant
    PCMCIA - Peripheral Component Microchannel Interconnect Architecture
    PGA - Professional Graphics Array
    PLD - Programmable Logic Device
    PM - Private Message / Private Messaging
    PnP - Plug 'n Play
    PNY - PNY Technology
    POST - Power On Self Test
    PPPoA - Point-to-Point Protocol over ATM
    PPPoE - Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
    PQI - PQI Corporation
    PSU - Power Supply Unit


    RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
    RAM - Random Access Memory
    RAMDAC - Random Access Memory Digital Analog Convertor
    RDRAM - Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
    ROM - Read Only Memory
    RPM - Revolutions Per Minute


    SASID - Self-scanned Amorphous Silicon Integrated Display
    SCA - SCSI Configured Automatically
    SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
    SDRAM - Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
    SECC - Single Edge Contact Connector
    SODIMM - Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module
    SPARC - Scalable Processor ArChitecture
    SOHO - Small Office Home Office
    SRAM - Static Random Access Memory
    SSE - Streaming SIMD Extensions
    SVGA - Super Video Graphics Array
    S/PDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interface


    TB - Terabytes
    TBps - Terabytes per second
    Tbps - Terabits per second
    TDK - TDK Electronics
    TEC - Thermoelectric Cooler
    TPC - TipidPC
    TWAIN - Technology Without An Important Name


    UART - Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter
    USB - Universal Serial Bus
    UTP - Unshieled Twisted Pair


    VCD - Video CD
    VPN - Virtual Private Network


    WAN - Wide Area Network
    WTB - Want to Buy
    WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get


    XGA - Extended Graphics Array
    XFX - XFX Graphics, a Division of Pine
    XMS - Extended Memory Specification
    XT - Extended Technology

PLease add yours even popular brand names most of them have escaped my memory ???

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