What to look for in an assembled PC

Written by Adam Fletcher

Not too well versed withrepparttar hardware jargon but need a computer? For starters, read Ask these 3 questions before you buy a computer.

Once you are sure what you need one for, get cracking. Here is a basic guide to get you started.

Do note: while all potential buyers will benefit from this piece, it is mainly targeted at individuals opting for an assembled PC. Embedded: http://www.hardwaresoftwarearticles.com/archive/index.php/f-3.html

An indicative price list atrepparttar 149627 end will help you budget accordingly.


The large circuit board into whichrepparttar 149628 Central Processing Unit, memory boards and peripheral cards are plugged is referred to asrepparttar 149629 motherboard.

It isrepparttar 149630 most vital part of any computer as it holds and connects all your peripherals and add-ons to give you upgrade options and support for future technologies.

What you must know:

Check whether it comes with allrepparttar 149631 necessary options, support for upgradeability and extra slots for memory and other add-on cards. Processor

Processor chips are primarily available in two brands -- INTEL and AMD.

The Intel chips range fromrepparttar 149632 very basic Celeron chip torepparttar 149633 Pentium series torepparttar 149634 advanced Centrino processor. Print and Fax: http://www.hardwaresoftwarearticles.com/archive/index.php/f-4.html

AMD has a chip called Athlon, which is slightly cheaper thanrepparttar 149635 higher end Intel chips.

Most users prefer Intel Pentium chips to Athlon asrepparttar 149636 latter heats up soon and isn't as efficient as a Pentium 4 chip. Also,repparttar 149637 Athlon chip based systems need extra fans to coolrepparttar 149638 system.

The most preferred chip isrepparttar 149639 Pentium 4 2.4 GHz.

You might want to considerrepparttar 149640 Athlon chip withrepparttar 149641 motherboard would cost you about Rs 3,000 less than its INTEL counterpart. Movie Maker: http://www.hardwaresoftwarearticles.com/archive/index.php/f-5.html

What you must know:

Thoughrepparttar 149642 processor speed plays a crucial role, you need not haverepparttar 149643 latest and fastest one available. If a processor with a slightly lesser core speed can do just as well for your demands, go for it. Make surerepparttar 149644 chips are box packed with a serial number to ensure they are original. Random Access Memory

RAM isrepparttar 149645 amount of memory available for use by programmes on a computer.

The RAM chip comes in capacities of 128, 256, 512 MB, even 1 GB. Most computers function efficiently with 256 MB RAM, though a 512 MB RAM does offer you an edge.

As a thumb rule, always go in for a minimum of 256 MB RAM.

The latest memory technologies in use are DDR RAM, RD RAM andrepparttar 149646 latest release ofrepparttar 149647 DDR2 RAM.

10 Benefits of an Electronic Medical Record

Written by Joe Miller

Electronic Medical Record

An Electronic Medical Record is a secured electronic file of patient history, medical transcription notes, billing information, and all other information necessary to have a complete patient profile. It is true thatrepparttar electronic medical record is indicative of a faster-paced informational age in which larger quantities of information require more effective database infrastructure, but there are many more benefits to bothrepparttar 149609 medical service provider andrepparttar 149610 consumer. This informational article points out 10 benefits of an electronic medical record of which both practices and patients need to be aware.

1. Speed

As mentioned inrepparttar 149611 introduction,repparttar 149612 business world ofrepparttar 149613 21st century is fast-paced. Even in medical practices, speed equals ability to compete, especially when managing information. That is why an electronic medical record system, or EMR, is used by most medical practices. In addition, a fast electronic medical record system requires less time invested in trouble shooting and allows more time invested in caring for patients.

2. Storage

An electronic medical record is an electronic database of information capable of carrying much more information than traditional systems. An electronic medical record system can manage records from multiple offices as well as multiple types of records.

3. Security

An electronic medical record system secures records with backup files in case of emergencies. In addition, only authorized users may access them. This double security system is a “preventative medicine” for record viruses.

4. Support

Both practices and patients can access customer support from a medical billing specialist provided throughrepparttar 149614 electronic medical record software. In addition to their support, electronic medical record software provides access to medical codes, including, ICD.9, HIPAA, HCFA 1500, andrepparttar 149615 latest CPT code books.

5. Accessibility

The latest electronic medical record technology allows information to be downloaded directly onto a PDA or Palm device. In addition to PDA access, authorized individuals can access an electronic medical record online from any location.

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