What’s an IP Address
An IP address іѕ a unіԛuе іdеntіfіеr fоr еvеrу mасhіnе using thе іntеrnеt. Knоwn аѕ your “іntеrnеt protocol аddrеѕѕ,” this identifier іѕ written аѕ a ѕtrіng оf numbеrѕ separated bу реrіоdѕ.
How Dо IP Addresses Wоrkѕ оn a Computer.
Whеn уоu jumps online tо send a еmаіl, you’re ассеѕѕіng a nеtwоrk thаt is соnnесtеd tо thе іntеrnеt іtѕеlf оr оnе thаt gіvеѕ уоu access to the іntеrnеt. Pеrhарѕ thаt’ѕ соnnесtіng to whаtеvеr іntеrnеt service рrоvіdеr (ISP) уоu have аt hоmе or uѕіng a соmраnу nеtwоrk іn thе office.
To dо thіѕ ѕuссеѕѕfullу, уоur соmрutеr uѕеѕ internet рrоtосоl, аnd your IP аddrеѕѕ іѕ used аѕ a virtual rеturn address tо еѕtаblіѕh a соnnесtіоn. Eасh ѕіtе hаѕ its оwn IP аddrеѕѕ. Thіѕ is a ѕtrіng оf numbers brоkеn uр іntо fоur sections, with еасh ѕесtіоn having one, two, аnd three numbеrѕ. Sоmеtіmеѕ, thеrе are fоur. It саn lооk ѕоmеthіng lіkе this: 22.214.171.1241. Because thеѕе numbеrѕ are vеrу hаrd to remember, wеb addresses аrе uѕеd tо аіd іn ease оf use. Thаt address, hоwеvеr, іѕ аlwауѕ connected wіth оnе IP аddrеѕѕ tо let thе соmрutеr network know whаt уоu want аnd where tо gеt іt.
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So you’ve finally taken the leap into building an enthusiast level system. You’ve procured for yourself a high end graphics card or two (or three), some high speed ram, and on the throne of your system rests a high-end unlocked processor- resting at unbearable stock speeds. So how does one do an overclock? Overclocking should not be something that you blindly jump into. In the worst case scenario an uninformed person could cause irreparable damage to their shiny new i7 or FX processor. This guide is in no way a tell all guide to overclocking and should be treated only as an introductory to overclocking. Take our instruction with hesitance as we are in no way held liable for damages you cause to your system. In other words try at your own risk.
Some of you may or may not have heard about Intel’s shiny new line of processor’s, Kaby Lake, that have just hit the market. With these new processors on the shelves comes one big question: What’s the difference?
First, some background.
The most important background information for this article pertains to Intel’s release cycle. Intel has a two phase release cycle which they fondly refer to as the “Tick-Tock” model. The Tick-Tock model is the process by which the shrink the size of the CPU’s die and release it (the tick) and then they designate and release a new microarchitecture (the tock). For example, between Haswell and Broadwell the size went from 22nm to 14nm (tick), and then they designated the new architecture Skylake (tock). Kaby Lake is neither a tick nor a tock, it is an optimization, or as it’s been previously called, a refresh of Skylake. This means that the difference between it and Skylake is not in it’s size or microarchitecture. Kaby Lake marks the first official use of Intel’s new model, which is process-architecture-optimization. The first two corresponding to the tick-tock, and the last being an optimization or refresh.
Virtual Reality is the hot new thing on the market. With the Oculus and Vive for the PC, PSVR for the PlayStation, and gearVR or third party viewers for mobile, it seems like VR is everywhere you go. With more and more applications and games popping up for VR everyday, it’s important to know what your system needs to have before you invest in an expensive VR headset. This article will cover the system requirements for the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, why they are what they are, and what your best options are despite the system requirements.
The Sunny Sixteen Rule is a standard in the photography community. This rule will give you a place to begin your shots so you start off right and can tweak further from there.
Let’s jump into what the Sunny Sixteen Rule is. If you are outside and it’s a sunny day, you might have trouble with overexposure. This is a guide to help set up a baseline of where your settings should start to ensure perfect exposure. But first let us talk about the 3 main functions you will implement in order to use this trick.
We live in an era of keyboards and monitors. Many of us rely on our personal computers for our everyday activities, so it is important that we know how to keep our machines clean and secure. Keeping your machines fast and clean isn’t a difficult task. Here are a couple of things you should be doing regularly to keep your computer in tip top shape:
Times are changing and that is a fact. Long gone are the days of massive disc collections, silver clad and and safely tucked away in their cases or sleeves.
Think back to the last time you bought a physical copy of a game, a movie, or a CD. I personally haven’t touched a physical copy of anything since I found an unopened copy of Baldurs Gate at my local Goodwill a few years ago. The rise of wireless transmission methods such as Bluetooth and wifi, along with digital distribution platforms like Google Play, iTunes, and Steam have made the need for discs and physical copies absolutely nonexistent.
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Remember to come back every Tuesday and Thursday to see our latest posts! My name is Tyler and I’m the head builder here at Chimera and (obviously) one of our blog writers. I’m a huge gamer and PC elitist, so a lot of the content I post will be related to such topics. I’ve been here at Chimera for about a year and a half, and I’ve seen it grow up from nothing to something. I hope you all enjoy our products and content as much as we have creating them. Welcome to the world of Chimera.