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Upgrades - MS Series Hardware

The information provided in this section will guide you step-by-step through the processes often encountered by new users of the Apricot MS Series computers. We will keep updating the information on these pages, as new items come along. Please check back often.

Static... What is it?
Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) can be a killer as far as some electronic components inside your computer are concerned. This section tells you about static electricity and how to protect your PC. Don't even think about removing the cover of your PC until you've read this.

From time to time, particularly when adding new hardware, it may become necessary to upgrade your computer's BIOS (Basic Input Output System). This section will guide you through this process.

This section will guide you through the process of choosing a processor upgrade that will work with your computer

The cache is an amount of memory which is faster than main memory and is used as a temporary store for data before it is used by the processor. It has the effect of speeding up higher performance PCs.

Now that you're ready to buy that memory upgrade you've been promising yourself, what should you get? What do you do with it? Where does it go? This section guides you through the choice and installation of memory modules (SIMMs or DIMMs) into Mitsubishi Apricot PCs.

Hard disks are pretty easy to install - once you know what goes where, and sometimes, which jumpers to move or remove. We will guide you through the fitting, setup and formatting of these drives in this section.

What are peripherals? This is a kind of catch-all term for external hardware items such as printers, external modems, scanners, etc. In this section we will give you some guidance as to how these should be connected to your computer.

Add-in Cards
Add-in Cards are just that - any type of card that you can install into your computer. Such items could include a TV Adaptor, or a Bar Code Reader. This section discusses how these cards should be installed when using Microsoft Windows 95.

Monitors vary a great deal by size, manufacturer, etc. This section aims to give you general information about how monitors work, and what resolutions you can expect them to support.


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