Hardware

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Computers were designed to have a few components as possible, so modern computers have come rather far from the Harvard Mark II back in the 1900s. Computers are electronic devices that utilize hardware inside the computer. The following parts are required for a computer to run: CPU, RAM, Power Supply, HDD/SSD, and a Motherboard. The following parts are advised, but not required: Additional CPU's, Additional RAM, Additional SSD/HDD's, Internet Chip/Antenna, and a GPU.

Motherboard

The Motherboard of a computer holds all the different parts of a computer in place and connects them all together to function properly. Motherboards are one of the least pricey of all the hardware, yet the most important piece of hardware. Motherboards require specific hardware pieces to accompany it, however. For instance, it requires specific RAM DDR categorization, CPU categorization, and/or specific output from a Power Supply.

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CPU

The CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is the metaphorical brain of the computer. The CPU reads the coding languages of the different parts of the computer in Binary Code (1's and 0's) and does mathematical equations to give the results that you see! CPU power depends on Cores and Threads and is calculated in Gigahertz (GHz), on average for a quality processor, at 1-4 GHz. Your CPU decides just how fast some processes run that need calculations, such as Deciphering and Cracking. In reality, if your CPU gets too warm, the parts inside can melt.

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RAM - DDR

According to Wikipedia, "Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage that stores data and machine code currently being used. A random-access memory device allows data items to be read or written in almost the same amount of time irrespective of the physical location of data inside the memory. In contrast, with other direct-access data storage media such as hard disks, CD-RWs, DVD-RWs and the older magnetic tapes and drum memory, the time required to read and write data items varies significantly depending on their physical locations on the recording medium, due to mechanical limitations such as media rotation speeds and arm movement. RAM contains multiplexing and de-multiplexing circuitry, to connect the data lines to the addressed storage for reading or writing the entry. Usually, more than one bit of storage is accessed by the same address, and RAM devices often have multiple data lines and are said to be "8-bit" or "16-bit", etc. devices. In today's technology, random-access memory takes the form of integrated circuits. RAM is normally associated with volatile types of memory (such as DRAM modules), where stored information is lost if power is removed, although non-volatile RAM has also been developed. Other types of non-volatile memories exist that allow random access for read operations, but either do not allow write operations or have other kinds of limitations on them. These include most types of ROM and a type of flash memory called NOR-Flash. " RAM in Grey Hack, furthermore, allows more windows to be open, and more programs to be running efficiently. Chat.exe, Manual.exe, and Trash.exe do not use RAM as of Public Build 0.6. RAM has DDR1, 2, and 3, and that may have a toll on quality.

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Power Supply

The Power Supply simply powers the Motherboard, which sends power to the other components. For a much beefier computer, you may need much more power, so you would need a more powerful Power Supply. This also holds fans that cool the computer with better air circulation!

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SSD

An SSD, or Solid State Drive, is a significantly faster version of the HDD and uses SATA ports. A solid-state drive is a solid-state storage device that stores data persistently using integrated circuit assemblies as memory. It is also sometimes called a solid-state device or a solid-state disk, although there are no physical disks available for SSDs.

HDD

The most basic form storing information on computers (other than floppy disks and disks) is the Hard Drive Disk. This varies in size and is used by burning lasers into a metal disk, spun using magnetism. An HDD's speed depends on the RPM, or Revolutions Per Minute, of the Disk inside. HDDs start at around 512 MB of space in Grey Hack, and go up to 500+ Gigabytes (GB), and has varying RPM speeds.

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Internet Chip/Antenna

The Internet Chip/Antenna allows your computer access to LAN and WAN connections, as well as the Internet. Without a card, your computer can not access any other computers whatsoever and is vital for hacking. You can use internet chips with specific chipsets that allow packet sniffing and monitor mode for hacking.

GPU

The GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, will quickly manipulate and alter memory to speed up image creation in a frame buffer for display device output. This is used in all kinds of hacking, specifically mastering in Deciphering, and other forms of cracking, as they can soar through password lists when brute-forcing. GPU is not currently in Grey Hack as of Public Build 0.6.


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