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Computer abbreviations

The following are the most common computer abbreviations. I just compiled it from different sources and books. I know there are more of such acronyms, however these are used often in computer related fields. Even some of them may be named interchangeably, for example, DVD (digital video disc or digital versatile disc).

AC

Alternating Current

AGP

Accelerated Graphics Port

BIOS

Basic Input Output System

Bit

Binary digits

Bps

Bytes per second

CD-R

Compact Disk - Recordable

CD-ROM

Compact Disk – Read Only Memory

CD-RW

Compact Disk – Rewritable

CMOS

Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor

CPU

Central Processing Unit

CRT

Cathode Ray Tube

DC

Direct Current

DDRAM

Double Data Random Access Memory

DIMM

Dual Inline Memory Module

DVD

Digital Versatile Disk

EDO

Extended Data Out

EPROM

Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory

FDD

Floppy Disk Drive

GHZ

Gigahertz

HDD

Hard Disk Drive

I/O

Input/Output

IDE

Integrated Drive Electronics

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display

MB

Megabits

PCI

Peripheral Component Interconnect

PROM

Programmable Read Only Memory

RAM

Random Access Memory

ROM

Read Only Memory

SCSI

Small Computer System Interface

SDRAM

Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory

SVGA

Super Video Graphics Adapter

USB

Universal Serial Bus

VGA

Video Graphics Array

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