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CD-ROM

CD-ROM

Compact disk-read only memory Informatics A compact disk, capable of holding ± 750 MB of permanent data, which is recorded or burned only once. Cf CD-RW.

CD-ROM,

n the acronym for compact disk/read-only memory. These disks are used to store program information (software) for computer programs. Information and instructions can be retrieved from these disks, but information cannot be added or revised without destruction of the existing data.
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1 or Windows 95, a 486 DX33 PC, 8 MB RAM, a 256 color VGA monitor, a mouse and a double speed CD-ROM drive.
The CD requires a Pentium(r) 90 MHz processor, Windows(r) 95 or Windows NT, 16 MB RAM, a double speed CD-ROM drive (quad speed recommended), 16 bit Windows compatible sound card, SVGA graphics for 640 x 480 high color (16 bit), 2 MB VRAM strongly recommended and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
The program requires an SVGA video card, speakers or headphones, double speed CD-ROM drive, and a mouse.
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It features a 440MB hard drive, Diamond Viper's PCI graphics accelerator configured with 2MB of VRAM, a double speed CD-ROM drive, and a 15" flat square color monitor.
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