The Cells of a Computer

There are a lot of parts that go into making a good computer. Computers give us information with just a quick away that we have access to every hour of the day. Over the years technology has change but still have key components in the architecture from the 1940s. People should know some things to look for if they are buying a computer or most importantly know when they are making one.

Some facts to know are :

Network effect allows more computers and services to increase because of the amount of other people using them.

The central processing unit known as CPU is responsible for moving data around, arithmetic and leads the operation of the other components.

The two main kinds of secondary storage magnetic disk/hard drive and flash memory/solid state disk. Flash memory is more reliable and requires less power.

In 1947 John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley invented the device transistor that turns a current on and off under the control of a voltage.

The term bus when talking about computers means a set of wires that connect together.

A computer has a lot of parts that make up the system. Random access memory stores the information that is active from the current CPU and the instructions that tells the central processing unit what to do with everything that was collect. If you ever wander why you have to save your work it’s because the RAM is most likely volatile which causes contents to disappear when you turn your computer off. Every computer has a fix amount of RAM and measurements are used in bytes.

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The link will take you to a website that shows pictures and give a brief explanation of the main parts of a computer. There is also a quick two minute video that talk about the parts in a desktop computer.

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