Commonly used Acronyms

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Commonly used Acronyms

Post  Admin on Tue 04 Nov 2008, 08:49

Hardware and Software
AGP - Accelerated Graphics Port
BIOS - basic input output system
BSOD - Blue Screen of Death
CPU - Central Processing Unit
CLI - Command Line Interface
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
DDR - Double Data Rate
DOA - Dead on Arrival
DVI - Digital Visual Interface
FSB - Front side bus
GPU - Graphics Processing Unit (G card)
GUI - Graphical User Interface
Gfx - Graphics or Graphics card
HDD - Hard disk drive
HDMI - High definition multimedia interface
HTPC - Home Theatre PC (Media center)
IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LED - light emitting diode
LLU - Local Loop Unbundling
Mobo - Motherboard
OC - Overclock
OS - Operating System
PCI - Peripheral component interconnect
PCI-E - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
PPU - Physics Processing Unit (Physics card)
PSU - Power Supply Unit
RAM - Memory
SATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SCSI - Small computer system interface
SP2 - Service Pack 2
SPD - Serial Presence Detect
TFT - Thin Film Transistor
TRUE - ThermalRight Ultra Extreme
UMPC - Ultra Mobile Personal Computer
VDU - Visual display unit.
VGA - Video Graphics Array
VRAM - Video Random Access Memory
WIMP - Windows Icon Menu Pointer


Forum and chat speak
AFAIK - As far as I know
AFK - Away from keyboard (More a MSN thing)
ATM- At the moment
BTW - By the way
Buy one get one free
CBA - Cant be arsed
IIRC - If I remember correctly
IM(h)O - In my (honest) opinion
IRC - Internet relay chat
LMAO - Laugh my ass off.
LOL - laugh out loud
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer/Manufacturing
OOS - Out of Stock
OP - Original Poster
OT - Off Topic
Rep - Reputation
RMA - Return Merchandise Authorization/ Returns Material Authorisation
ROFL - Roll on floor laughing
TBH - To be honest
WTF - What the fuck


Gaming and Consoles
DS - Nintendo DS
PS - Orignal Playstation
PS1 - Playstation 1 -Rounded corners, same as PS.
PS2 - Playstation 2
PS3 - Playstation 3
PSN - Playsation network
PSP - Playstaion Portable
RROD - Red ring of death
XBL - Xbox live
X360 - Xbox 360


Networking & Internet
Cat5 - Category 5
Cat5e - Category 5 Enhanced
Cat6 - Category 6
FTP - File transfer protocol
GAN - Global Area Network
HTTP - hyper-text transfer protocol
IP - Internet Protocal
ISP - Internet Service Provider
LAN - Local Area Network
P2P - Peer to Peer
PPP - Point to Point Protocol
STP - Shielded Twisted Pair
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
UTP - Unshielded Twisted Pair
VPN - Virtual Private Network
WAN - Wide Area Network
WWW - World Wide Web
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