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AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
The Accelerated Graphics Port is a 32-bit connection running at 66MHz used to connect video cards to the motherboard. Video cards are also known as graphic cards. AGP cards are capable of higher and faster data transfer rates than PCI graphic cards. They connect the monitor to your computer. The AGP card and your monitor are what determine the quality of your screen's display.
Analog
Continuous and without breaks. A steady uninterrupted flow. Analog is like water flowing in a stream. The opposite of analog is digital. Digital is non-continuous. Digital is like the rain that falls individually as separate drops.
ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
A code that uses the numbers 1 through 127 to represent characters. This code enables the computer to transfer alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic characters to another computer. For example: With the ASCII code, the capitol letter "A" is represented by the number 65. The small letter "a" is represented by the number 97.
AT (Advanced Technology)
AT refers to an older design of computers. The power supply, case, keyboard, and motherboard were designed specifically to be used with these types of computers.
ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment)
A specification used for the connection of computer devices like hard drives and CD ROM's. The ATA specification supports data transfer rates of approximately 3.3MBs per second, and is limited to 538MBs per drive. Also known as IDE.
ATX (Advanced Technology eXtended)
ATX refers to a design of computers. The power supply, case, and motherboard are designed specifically to be used with these types of computers.
AVI (Audio Video Interleave)
The format for Microsoft's Video for Windows files. These files end with the ".avi" extension.