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Evaluating Key Subsystems

Your Ideal Computing Device

Objective

  1. What kind of computing device is best for me?

 

Evaluating the CPU Subsystem

Objective

  1. What does the CPU do, and how can I evaluate its performance?
    Sound Byte: Using Windows to Evaluate CPU Performance

 

Evaluating the Memory Subsystem

Objectives

  1. How does memory work in my computer?
  2. How do I evaluate how much memory I need?
    Sound Byte: Memory Hierarchy Interactive
    Active Helpdesk: Evaluating Your CPU and RAM
    Sound Byte: Installing RAM

 

Evaluating the Storage Subsystem

Objectives

  1. What are the computer’s ­storage devices?
  2. How do I evaluate my storage devices?
    Sound Byte: Optical Media Reading and Writing Interactive
    Sound Byte: Installing an SSD Drive

Evaluating Other Subsystems and Making a Decision

 

Evaluating the Video and Audio Subsystems

Objectives

  1. What components affect the quality of video on my computer?
  2. How do I know if I need better video performance?
  3. What components affect my computer’s sound quality?
    Active Helpdesk: Evaluating Computer System Components

 

Evaluating System Reliability and Making a Final Decision

Objective

  1. How can I improve the reliability of my system?

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