My life, my software, and everything else
You often hear of terms like "terabyte", "gigahertz", and "RAM". But what do these all mean? More is better, right?
One of my friends was telling me about his computer.
Once, my friend told me that his Windows 98 computer could be upgraded by putting in a "Windows XP memory system" to make it run faster.
I saw a computer for sale online. It had a Core 2 Quad processor advertised at 9.6GHz. Each processor core ran at 2.4GHz, so 2.4GHz times 4 cores equals 9.6GHz (as it was advertised). Right? Wrong!
I wonder how many people were ticked off when they opened System Properties on their newly-purchased "9.6GHz" computer and saw that the clock speed there was only 2.4GHz.
"I know that quad is 4 processors in 1 computer, so quad core is better. Like, the Mac Pro has 8 cores at 2.8GHz each, so 22.4GHz!"
"Parallel ATA is faster than serial ATA, because in parallel ATA, you can have more data written at the same time (in parallel)"
"I have a 500MHz quad-core Pentium 4."