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    Computer Hardware Chart

    Found this picture today: Computer Hardware Chart

    Our last Head of ICT used to 'go mad' for posters like these. I might print this one tomorrow and show it to our current Head of ICT. See what you think.

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    Hmm, interesting enough, but it doesn't explain why things are how they are (like, why should I use a SATA connector over an IDE?). It's not really classroom material IMO.

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    I'd say I've seen or know most of those, it's a good example, but I agree it isn't good for classroom material unless you have a class of geeks like us lot!

    One that has got my head scratching though is a 6 or 8 pin PCI-E (near the bottom right). This is used for PCI-E Graphics cards, but I thought these were only 6 pin. Not seen a PSU with an 8 pin.

    It could be quite dangerous as the 8 pin CPU 12v looks exactly the same (so it would fit). Most are still 4 pin, but newer server boards especially have an 8 pin CPU 12v.

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    I've been to a fair few schools with computers pinned to walls with the parts labelled... I'll never forget the one with the case labelled up as "The Harddrive" bloody teachers!

    As above the poster is a bit ott for a normal classroom

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    Great poster though, no thanks in this forum but rep++ from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    One that has got my head scratching though is a 6 or 8 pin PCI-E (near the bottom right). This is used for PCI-E Graphics cards, but I thought these were only 6 pin. Not seen a PSU with an 8 pin.

    It could be quite dangerous as the 8 pin CPU 12v looks exactly the same (so it would fit). Most are still 4 pin, but newer server boards especially have an 8 pin CPU 12v.
    PCI-E 2's two extra pins are an additional 12v rail to provide a maximum 150W power, instead of the original PCI-E specification of 75W.

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    How very geeky.
    Still got one of those beastly VESA cards somewhere along with my collection of soundblaster 16s. :P

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    PCI-E 2's two extra pins are an additional 12v rail to provide a maximum 150W power
    That would explain it. I thought it would be something like that. I find specifications seem to be changing more frequently these days due to lack of power. 150W for a graphics card is quite a lot really. Not really very green

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    Thanks,

    Just printed that in A3 and laminated it ready to go in the computer classrooms over the summer

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    This is embarrasing: Our Grid is blocking this site:

    I will have to download it at home and send it in.

    However to continue a theme I can add these to this thread [See attached]
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    Last edited by DaveP; 21st July 2009 at 11:55 AM. Reason: Add content to this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    This is embarrasing: Our Grid is blocking this site:
    It's hosted on DeviantART so it should be blocked.... It has alot of "mature" content.

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    Nice find

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    REP coming your way!

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    Computer Hardware Chart: Alternate Location

    Can't edit posts in this forum [?] so I would like to add this URL as an alternative to the DeviantART location:

    Computer Hardware Chart

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    Thats just used up all my fair usage policy for today... man thats big

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