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  AC
Alternating Current
  ACL
Access Control List
  ACPI
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
  ADC
Analog-to-Digital Converter
  ADF
Automatic Document Feeder
  ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
  AFR
Alternate Frame Rendering
  AGP
Accelerated Graphics Port
  AHCI
Advanced Host Controller Interface
  AIFF
Audio Interchange File Format
  AIX
Advanced Interactive Executive
  ANSI
American National Standards Institute
  API
Application Program Interface
  APIC
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
  ARP
Address Resolution Protocol
  ASCII
American Standard Code For Information Interchange
  ASP
Application Service Provider
  ASP
Active Server Page
  ATA
Advanced Technology Attachment
  ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode
  BASIC
Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code
  BCC
Blind Carbon Copy
  BCLK
Base Clock (or operating frequency of base system bus)
  BIOS
Basic Input Output System
  BLOB
Binary Large Object
  BMP
Bitmap
  CAD
Computer-Aided Design
  CC
Carbon Copy
  CCD
Charged Coupled Device
  CD
Compact Disc
  CD-R
Compact Disc Recordable
  CD-ROM
Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
  CD-RW
Compact Disc Re-Writable
  CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
  CGI
Common Gateway Interface
  CISC
Complex Instruction Set Computing
  CMOS
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
  CMYK
Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
  CPA
Cost Per Action
  CPC
Cost Per Click
  CPL
Cost Per Lead
  CPM
Cost Per 1000 Impressions
  CPS
Classroom Performance System
  CPU
Central Processing Unit
  CRM
Customer Relationship Management
  CRT
Cathode Ray Tube
  CSS
Cascading Style Sheet
  CTP
Composite Theoretical Performance
  CTR
Click-Through Rate
  DAC
Digital-to-Analog Converter
  DBMS
Database Management System
  DDR
Double Data Rate
  DDR2
Double Data Rate 2
  DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  DIM
Dual In-Line Memory Module
  DIMM
Dual In-line Memory Module
  DLL
Dynamic Link Library
  DMA
Direct Memory Access
  DMI
Direct Memory Interface
  DNS
Domain Name System
  DOS
Disk Operating System
  DPI
Dots Per Inch
  DRAM
Dynamic Random Access Memory
  DRM
Digital Rights Management
  DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
  DSLAM
Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
  DTD
Document Type Definition
  DV
Digital Video
  DVD
Digital Versatile Disc
  DVD+R
Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
  DVD+RW
Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
  DVD-R
Digital Versatile Disc Recordable
  DVD-RAM
Digital Versatile Disc Random Access Memory
  DVD-RW
Digital Versatile Disk Rewritable
  DVI
Digital Video Interface
  DVI
Digital Video Interface
  DVR
Digital Video Recorder
  ECC
Error Correction Code
  EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
  ELEET / ELEET X
EVGA motherboard monitoring and tuning software
  EPS
Encapsulated PostScript
  EUP
Enterprise Unified Process
  FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
  FIFO
First In First Out
  FIOS
Fiber Optic Service
  FLOPS
Floating Point Operations Per Second
  FPU
Floating Point Unit
  FSB
Frontside Bus
  FTP
File Transfer Protocol
  GHz
Gigahertz
  GIF
Graphics Interchange Format; Applied To Image Format As .gif
  GIGO
Garbage In Garbage Out
  GIS
Geographic Information Systems
  GPS
Global Positioning System
  GPU
Graphics Processing Unit
  GUI
Graphical User Interface
  GUID
Globally Unique Identifier
  HDD
Hard Disk Drive
  HDMI
High-Definition Multimedia Interface
  HDR
High Dynamic Range Lighting
  HDTV
High Definition Televsion
  HDV
High-Definition Video
  HFS
Hierarchical File System
  HPET
High Precision Event Timer
  HSF
Heat Sink And Fan
  HSF
Heat Sink Fan
  HT
Hyper-Threading
  HTML
Hyper-Text Markup Language
  HTTP
HyperText Transfer Protocol
  HTTPS
HyperText Transport Protocol Secure
  I/O
Input/Output
  ICANN
Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers
  ICF
Internet Connection Firewall
  ICMP
Internet Control Message Protocol
  ICS
Internet Connection Sharing
  IDE
Integrated Development Environment
  IDE
Integrated Device Electronics
  IEEE
Institute Of Electrical And Electronics Engineers
  IGP
Integrated Graphics Processors
  IM
Instant Message
  IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol
  IMC
Integrated memory controller
  Intel ME
Intel Management Engine
  INTERNIC
Internet Network Information Center
  IP
Internet Protocol
  IPX
Internetwork Packet Exchange
  IRC
Internet Relay Chat
  IRQ
Interrupt Request
  ISA
Industry Standard Architecture
  ISCSI
Internet Small Computer Systems Interface
  ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network
  ISO
International Organization For Standardization
  ISP
Internet Service Provider
  IT
Information Technology
  IVR
Interactive Voice Response
  JBOD
Just a Bunch of Disks
  JEDEC
Joint Electron Device Engineering Council
  JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group - Applied To Image Format As .jpeg
  JRE
Java Runtime Environment
  JSP
Java Server Page
  KBPS
Kilobits Per Second
  KDE K
Desktop Environment
  KVM
Switch Keyboard Video And Mouse Switch
  LAN
Local Area Network
  LCD
Liquid Crystal Display
  LDAP
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
  LGA
Land Grid Array
  LIFO
Last In First Out
  LN2
Liquid Nitrogen Cooling
  LPI
Lines Per Inch
  LUN
Logical Unit Number
  MAC
Media Access Control
  MAC (ADDRESS)
Media Access Control Address
  MANET
Mobile Ad Hoc Network
  MBPS
Megabits Per Second
  MCA
Micro Channel Architecture
  MCP
Media and Communications Processor
  MHz
Megahertz
  MIDI
Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  MIPS
Million Instructions Per Second
  MMIO
Memory Mapped I/O
  MP3
MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
  MPEG
Moving Picture Experts Group; Video Format
  MTU
Maximum Transmission Unit
  NAT
Network Address Translation
  NB
Northbridge
  NCQ
Native Command Queuing
  NETBIOS
Network Basic Input/Output System
  NIC
Network Interface Card
  NNTP
Network News Transfer Protocol
  NOC
Network Operations Center
  NTFS
New Technology File System
  OASIS
Organization For The Advancement Of Structured Information Standards
  OCR
Optical Character Recognition
  ODBC
Open Database Connectivity
  OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
  OLAP
Online Analytical Processing
  OLE
Object Linking And Embedding
  OOP
Object-Oriented Programming
  P2P
Peer To Peer
  PATA
Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
  PC
Personal Computer
  PCB
Printed Circuit Board
  PCH
Platform Controller Hub
  PCI
Peripheral Component Interconnect
  PCI-E
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
  PCMCIA
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
  PDA
Personal Digital Assistant
  PDF
Portable Document Format
  PHP
Hypertext Preprocessor
  PIM
Personal Information Manager
  PLL
Phase Locked Loop
  PMU
Power Management Unit
  PNG
Portable Network Graphic; Image Format
  POP3
Post Office Protocol
  POST
Power on Self Test
  POTS
Plain Old Telephone Service (The telephone company)
  PPC
Pay Per Click
  PPGA
Plastic Pin Grid Array
  PPI
Pixels Per Inch
  PPL
Pay Per Lead
  PPM
Pages Per Minute
  PPP
Point To Point Protocol
  PPTP
Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
  PRAM
Parameter Random Access Memory
  PS/2
Personal System/2
  PWM
Pulse Width Modulation
  QBE
Query By Example
  QDR
Quad Data Rate
  QPI
Quick Path Interconnect
  RAID
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
  RAM
Random Access Memory
  RDF
Resource Description Framework
  RDRAM
Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory
  RGB
Red Green Blue
  RISC
Reduced Instruction Set Computing
  ROM
Read-Only Memory
  RPC
Remote Procedure Call
  RPM
Revenue Per 1000 Impressions. (M Is The Roman Numeral For 1000)
  RSS
RDF Site Summary
  RTE
Runtime Environment
  RTF
Rich Text Fomat
  RUP
Rational Unified Process
  S/PDIF
Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format
  SAN
Storage Area Network
  SAS
Serial Attached SCSI
  SATA
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
  SB
Southbridge
  SCSI
Small Computer System Interface
  SD
Secure Digital
  SDRAM
Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory
  SDSL
Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line
  SEM
Search Engine Marketing
  SEO
Search Engine Optimization
  SFR
Split Frame Rendering
  SIMM
Single In-Line Memory Module
  SKU
Stock Keeping Unit
  SLI
Scalable Link Interface
  SMART
Self-Monitoring Analysis And Reporting Technology
  SMB
Server Message Block
  SMS
Short Message Service
  SMTP
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol
  SO-DIMM
Small Outline Dual In-Line Memory Module
  SOA
Service Oriented Architecture
  SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol
  SPD
Serial Presence Detect
  SPP
System Platform Processors
  SQL
Structured Query Language
  SRAM
Static Random Access Memory
  SRGB
Standard Red Green Blue
  SSD
Solid State Drive
  SSH
Secure Shell
  SSID
Service Set Identifier
  SSL
Secure Sockets Layer
  TCP/IP
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  TFT
Thin-Film Transistor
  TIFF
Tagged Image File Format; Image Format
  TTL
Time To Live (DNS)
  TWAIN
Toolkit Without An Informative Name
  UDDI
Universal Description Discovery And Integration
  UDP
User Datagram Protocol
  UML
Unified Modeling Language
  UNC
Universal Naming Convention
  UPNP
Universal Plug And Play
  UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply
  URI
Uniform Resource Identifier
  URL
Uniform Resource Locator
  USB
Universal Serial Bus
  USB
Universal Serial Bus
  VCI
Virtual Channel Identifier
  VDroop
Voltage Droop
  VESA
Video Electronics Standards Association
  VFAT
Virtual File Allocation Table
  VGA
Video Graphics Array
  VLB
VESA Local Bus
  VLE
Virtual Learning Environment
  VOIP
Voice Over Internet Protocol
  VPI
Virtual Path Identifier
  VPN
Virtual Private Network
  VPS
Virtual Private Server
  VRAM
Video Random Access Memory
  VREG
Voltage Regulator
  VRML
Virtual Reality Modeling Language
  WAIS
Wide Area Information Server
  WAN
Wide Area Network
  WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy
  WI-FI
Wireless Fidelity
  WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access
  WWW
World Wide Web
  XHTML
Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
  XML
xtensible Markup Language
  XSLT
Extensible Style Sheet Language Transformation
  Y2K
Year 2000
  ZIF
Zero Insertion Force (used for CPUs on most Motherboards)