“My CPU doesn’t have enough memory and keeps crashing. What computer maintenance software should I use?”
FreeComputerMaintenance.com is here again to help break down some of those confusing basic computer terms, to help prevent a slow computer and maintain steady mental operation for yourself. Last time we touched on hard drives, data, and OS (Operation Systems); this post’s phrase is going to focus on a common problem that you may hear online or in line at the local tech store — crashing. No, we aren’t talking about a collision of any sort, but rather the computer stopping in the …
What is a megabyte, gigabyte, bit, and byte?
byte – a unit of measure for digital information equal to 8 bits.
i.e. “You have 200 gigabytes of free space on your hard drive.”
“Your photo is too large. Please upload a file under 4MB (megabytes).”
One of my computer science professors in college explained it this way:
Your computer stores information in cubby holes – lots of cubby holes. One cubby hole can hold one bit of information. One byte equals 8 bits of information. Computers only understand numbers, so each bit, or each cubby hole,